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 • Taxonomy (ITIS)

   Kingdom    Animalia
      Phylum    Ciliophora
         Class    Ciliatea
            Subclass    Spirotricha
               Order    Oligotrichida
                     Family    Stentoridae
                        Genus    Stentor

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

 • Length: 200 - 1000 mm

 • Description:

    Stentor is a very large (often over 1 mm long), sessile, trumpet-shaped ciliate. It's body is contractile. Sometimes encountered as a free swimming form. S. coeruleus has a beautiful, blue-green pellicle. S. muelleri inhabits a tube.

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