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 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Spirotricha
               Order    Heterotrichida
                  Suborder    Heterotrichina
                     Family    Spirostomidae
                        Genus    Spirostomum

 • Taxonomy (NCBI)
   Superkingdom    Eukaryota
      ---    Alveolata
         ---    Ciliophora
            Class    Heterotrichea
               Order    Heterotrichida
                  Family    Spirostomidae
                     Genus    Spirostomum

 • Length: up to 1000 mm

 • Description:

    Spirostomum is a very long, worm-like heterotrich ciliate. It has a very long peristome (about 1/2 body length). Its body is very flexible and extensible. The cell can contract extremely fast. It lives among the detritus.

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