Amphileptus sp.   GalleryCollageGlossaryMicroscopesBooksLinksAbout 

 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Rhabdophorina
               Family    Amphileptidae
                  Genus    Amphileptus

 • Length: 100-300 mm

 • Description:

    Amphileptus is a large, predatory ciliate. It has numerous contractile vacuoles along cell edges. Cell body is uniformly clilated. There are two or more elliptical macronuclei. Neck is not flexible as in Dileptus. Somewhat similar to Litonotus, but bigger.

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