Pseudobodo tremulans Griessmann 1913

A = A living cell in feeding position (arrowheads=long flagellum) (PC); B = Cell in Lugol (DIC); C = Drawings of cells fixed in Lugol


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 3-5 µm, width 2-4 µm

Resting spore:

Note: It is especially common in sediments (Vørs 1992a)

Distinctive features: Long flagellum with hairs, cell-mouth surrounded by a lip-formed structure (not showned)

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Fenchel, T. 1982. Ecology of heterotrophic microflagellates. I. Some important forms and their functional morphology. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 8: 211-223.

Grießmann, K. 1913. Über marine flagellaten. Archiven für Protistenkunde/Protozoen, Algen, Pilzen. 32 (year 1914): 1-78.

Vørs, N. 1992a. Heterotrofe protister (ekskl. dinoflagellater, loricabærende choanoflagellater og ciliater). In: (Thomsen eds.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, pp. 195-250.

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