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Chilodonella and Ichthyobodo, skin mucus from an arapaima (Arapaima gigas)
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Chilodonella and Ichthyobodo, skin mucus from an arapaima (Arapaima gigas)

    Video of microscopic examination of skin mucus from an arapaima (Arapaima gigas) infested with both Chilodonella, a facultative ciliate, and Ichthyobodo, a kinetoplastid parasite. Movement of the parasites is easily seen. Unstained wet mount; magnification, 40×, 100×, and 200×.

Courtesy of Dr. Denise Petty.

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