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Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, a long stretched specimen, c. 270 µm

All photomicrographs on this page are made from cells in one moist-chamber-slide. The sample was taken from a small fast running stream near the village of Grimaud near St. Tropez, France.

Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, engulfing some diatoms.
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, the diatoms are completely engulfed.
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, cyst with some small diatoms.
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, large cyst, with an empty cyst above it.
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, large cyst.
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, cyst c. 600 µm
Leptophrys vorax
Leptophrys vorax, cell just before leaving the cyst.
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