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 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Peritricha
               Order    Peritrichida
                  Suborder    Sessilina
                     Family    Vorticellidae
                        Genus    Carchesium

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Alveolata
         ---    Ciliophora
            Class    Oligohymenophorea
               Subclass    Peritrichia
                  Family    Vorticellidae
                     Genus    Carchesium

 • Length: 100 mm (a single zooid)

 • Description:

    Carchesium is a sessile, peritrich ciliate. It forms a colony of hundreds zooids, diameter of a few milimeters. Each zooid has an independent myoneme and therefore it can contract independently.

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