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 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Holotricha
               Family    Nassulidae
                  Genus    Nassula

 • Length: 80 mm

 • Description:

    Nassula is a medium size ciliate. It has very vivid colors due to the partially digested food in the food vacuoles. There is a quite distinct cyrtos in the anterior end. This protozoan can swim rather fast and it can be difficult to photograph.

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