Taxonomy: f. Retortamonadidae
Animal: Chilomastix mesnili 12 2.jpg
Sites: Gut
Chilomastix mesnili trophozoite pear shaped (when seen from dorsal surface but here is a lateral view showing the cytostome and cross section through the flagella lying in the cytostome) 6 - 24 microns (average 10 - 15) x 4 - 8 microns, 1 nucleus, 3 anterior flagella and 1 in cytostome, spiral groove across ventral surface. Harmless commensal. (EM by Deb Stenzel).

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