Opalina sp.   GalleryCollageGlossaryMicroscopesBooksLinksAbout 

 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Protozoa
      Phylum    Sarcomastigophora
         Subphylum    Mastigophora
            Class    Opalinata
               Order    Opalinida

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Stramenopiles
         Order    Slopalinida
            Family    Opalinidae
               Genus    Opalina

 • Length: 200-400 mm

 • Description:

    Opalina is a parasitic protozoan found in digestive system of amphibians. It has a large body covered with cilia. Numerous nuclei (large dots) and mitochondria (little dots) are visible in the cell.

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