Rhynchomonas nasuta (Stokes) Klebs, 1892

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Rhynchomonas nasuta

A living cell (PC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Rhynchomonas nasuta
Mats Kuylenstierna
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Maria Kuylenstierna
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Bengt Karlson
A living cell (PC)
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IDs in other systems
Tropic type
The proboscis-like extension of the anterior part of the cell.
Other remarks
Could be confused with Amastigomonas debruynei de Saedeleer
Distribution: Widely distributed both in fresh water and marine waters.
Life form
Solitary with one long trailing flagellum and one very short anterior flagellum.
Length 3-11µm, width 2-5 µm.
Resting spore
Larsen J. & Patterson, D. J. 1990. Some flagellates (Protista) from tropical marine sediments. J. Nat. Hist. 24: 801-937.
Patterson, D. J., Nygaard, K., Steinberg, G. & Turley, C. M. 1993. Heterotrophic flagellates and other protists associated with oceanic detritus throughout the water column in the mid North Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 73: 67-95.
Swale, E. M. F. 1973. A study of the colourless flagellate Rhynchomonas nasuta (Stokes) Klebs. Biol J. Linn. Soc. 5: 255-264.
Vørs, N. 1992a. Heterotrofe protister (ekskl. dinoflagellater, loricabærende choanoflagellater og ciliater). In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Nr. 11, Copenhagen, p. 195-250.
Vørs, N. 1992b. Heterotrophic amoebae, flagellates and heliozoa from the Tvärminne area, Gulf of Finland, in 1988-1990. Ophelia. 36: 1-109.