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Description of Colpodella vorax

Cells subpyriform, widest and rounded posteriorly, pointed anteriorly and slightly curved towards the ventral aspect, about two and a half times as long as broad, surface smooth; flagella slender, vibratile, subequal, exceeding the body in length; oral aperture eceedingly elastic, conspicuous only during the passage of food; endoplasm finely granulate; nucleus spherical, subapical, subcentral, contractile vacuole posteriorly located. Length of body 16 microns. Predatory.

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