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Description of Phalansterium consociatum

Colonial, common gelatinous matrix may be discoidal or shield-shaped, divided into separate subtriangular or tubular areas representing the chambers of individual cells; cells elongate-ovate or pyriform, from one and a half to twice as long as broad; collar conical, having the appearance of an anteriorly developed beak-like process, about one-third the length of the body; two contractile vacuoles, posteriorly located; nucleus spherical, subcentral. Length of cells 10 microns, diameter of discoidal colony 60.5 microns.

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