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Seen in a lichen suspended in water for over two weeks. This looks like a Tetrahymena-like ciliate (Ciliate-19984-2-LI). For more information see,
This is a member of the Colpoda genus, seen in a lichen suspended in water for about 2 weeks. A reniform ciliate. For more details see,
Vaginicol? Or Thuricola?
The ciliates are a group of protozoans characterized by the presence of hair-like organelles called cilia, which are identical in structure to eukaryotic flagella, but typically shorter and present in much larger numbers with a different undulating pattern than flagella. Cilia occur in all members of the group (although the peculiar Suctoria only have them for part of the life-cycle) and are variously used in swimming, crawling, attachment, feeding, and sensation.