Ciliophora - protozoans that
move with cilia

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These protozoans are called Ciliates and have hundreds of tiny cilia which beat in unison to propel them  through the water.   Often cilia are fused together in rows or tufts (called cirri) and are used for special functions such as food gathering.  In addition to locomotion, the Paramecium and other ciliates like the Stentor use cilia to sweep food down into their central channel or gullet.  

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blepharisma
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bursaria
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carchesium
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colopoda
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chilodonella
side view
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chilodonella
top and side

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colpidium
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didinium
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dileptus
Click to see epistylis.jpg
epistylis
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euplotes
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oxytricha
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paramecium
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paramecium-types

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spirostomum
Click to see stentor.jpg
stentor
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stylonychia
top and side view
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tetrahymena
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vorticella



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