Acineta sp.   GalleryCollageGlossaryMicroscopesBooksLinksAbout 

 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Suctoria
               Order    Suctorida
                  Family    Acinetidae
                     Genus    Acineta

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Alveolata
         ---    Ciliophora
            Class    Phyllopharyngea
               Sublass    Suctoria
                  Order    Endogenida
                     Family    Acinetidae
                        Genus    Acineta

 • Length: 60 mm

 • Description:

    Acineta has two groups of tentacles. Its body is covered by a lorica and it is stalked. The tentacles are used for catching and sucking off prey.

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