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Phylum Euglenozoa, Classis Trypanosomatidae, Order Bodonida
The spherical, free-swimming (10–20 × 6–10 μm) swarmer has two flagella (9 and 18 μm long) and a long typical mitochondrial kinetoplast (Fig. 1). The reproduction occurs by binary fission. The free-swimming stages become attached to the surface of a fish and then appear pear-shaped (Fig. 2) and develop a chitinous layer as outer cover.
KeywordsLife Cycle Binary Fission Outer Cover Chitinous Layer
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