Chilomonas (kai-low-moan-ass), one of the two genera of cryptomonad flagellates which do not have chloroplasts. There are two flagella which insert into a groove which opens subapically (the dent near the front of the cell is where is opens). Special extrusomes (ejectisomes) form a little cluster around the flagellar pocket (the pocket can not be seen). Cytoplasm with large numbers of polysaccharide granules. This cell slightly distorted. Differential Interference Contrast.