Blepharisma sp.   GalleryCollageGlossaryMicroscopesBooksLinksAbout 

 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Spirotricha
               Order    Heterotrichida
                  Suborder    Heterotrichina
                     Family    Spirostomidae
                        Genus    Blepharisma

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Alveolata
         ---    Ciliophora
            Class    Heterotrichea
               Order    Heterotrichida
                  Family    Blepharismidae
                     Genus    Blepharisma

 • Length: 150 mm

 • Description:

    Blepharisma has a beautiful, pink pellicle. Dorsal ridges at the anterior end are very distinctive. Large contractile vacuole is present at the posterior end. The protozoan moves rather quick. Often found among detritus where it feeds on bacteria.

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