Dileptus sp.   GalleryCollageGlossaryMicroscopesBooksLinksAbout 

 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Rhabdophorina
               Family    Trachelidae
                  Genus    Dileptus

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Alveolata
         ---    Ciliophora
            Class    Litostomatea
               Subclass    Haptoria
                  Order    Haptorida
                     Family    Tracheliidae
                        Family    Dileptus

 • Length: 400 - 500 mm

 • Description:

    Dileptus is a very large, predatory ciliate. Its proboscis ("neck") is very flexible and motile. Doesn't swim fast. Has numerous little contractile vacuoles along cell endges and one large vacuole at the posterior end. Somewhat similar to Amphileptus, but bigger.

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