Image: Vorticellid ciliate

Vorticellid ciliate

Vorticellid ciliate

Photographer:
Peter Parks
Rights:
© Image Quest 3-D

Notes

Ciliata derive their name from the Latin word for 'eyelash,' which refers to the short, dense hairlike covering on some or all of the surface of a ciliate. The cilia beat to propel the ciliate through the water and to draw in food particles.

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