• Taxonomy (ITIS)
• Taxonomy (NCBI)
• Length: 60 - 70 mm
Colpoda is a medium size ciliate, often found in wet soil.
The cell body is reniform ("kidney-shaped"). There are numerous food vacuoles
inside the cell.
I would like to thank prof. Yuuji Tsukii for helping to identyfy this specimen.
Colpoda excysting sequence