Bodo (boe-dough) saliens Larsen and Patterson, 1990. Cells are usually elongate elliptical and somewhat inflexible, and are 4 to 12 microns long (mostly 6 to 9 microns). Two flagella unequal in length emerge subapically from a shallow pocket. The anterior flagellum appears inactive, is as long as or slightly shorter than the cell and is held forwards with a single anterior curve held perpendicular to the substrate. The acronematic posterior flagellum is typically directed straight behind the cell and is about 2.2 to 3.5 times cell length. The cells swim in rapid darts in straight lines. Frequently observed. Description based on observations of 43 cells.