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Komma caudata

Komma caudata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Cryptophyta
Class: Cryptophyceae
Order: Pyrenomonadales
Family: Chroomonadaceae
Genus: Komma
D. R. A. Hill, 1991
Species: K. caudata
Binomial name
Komma caudata
(L. Geitler) D. R. A. Hill
Synonyms [1]

Chroomonas acuta Utermöhl, 1925

Komma caudata is a cryptomonad, and the only described species in the genus Komma, although four or five more species may exist.[2] Its cells are 4.5–5.5 μm wide by 7–10 μm long and bear two unequal flagella.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gianfranco Novarino (2002). "Phylum Cryptophyta". In D. M. John, Brian A. Whitton, Alan J. Brook. The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae, Volume 1.  
  2. ^ D.R.A.Hill, 1991: 137"Komma".  

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