Description of Caduceia:
Large devescovinids (35-138 µm) with three long anterior flagella and a trailing flagellum slightly thicker than normal, usually shorter than the body. Cresta short; parabasal body coiled around the axostyle (2-20 turns); axostylar trunk tapered with posterior enclosed in the cytoplasm as in Devescovina. A rotatory movement of the head of the cell has been described (Tamm, 1978). Body covered with short spirochaetes and short Fusiformis-like bacteria adhering in some areas. Among the six species described in Kalotermitidae, four occur in Neotermes such as C. theobromae which lives in N. gestri (Kirby, 1942a; GrassÃ, 1952a). No EM study. Type species Caducia theobromae FranÃa,1918.