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Description of Cercomonas

Gliding, with flexible body usually able to produce pseudopodia more often from posterior end, anterior flagellum varies in length from one species to another, it beats slowly and is flexible; posterior flagellum trails adhering in part to the ventral surface, usually lying in a groove. Some of the species (e.g., C. agilis ) may actively swim. Type species, C. longicauda Dujardin 1841.


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