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The Dileptus  belongs to the Phyllum Ciliophora.   They are from 250-500 um long.

The Dileptus is an interesting ciliate with a long body that is pointed at the rear and, on the other end, a long flailing "neck".  It is easy to identify a Dileptus when it is moving in the sample as you will see the "neck" beating back and forth.

They are available from some science supply companies.

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