Stylonychia Video No. 3
This genus belongs to the ciliate order Hypotrichida whose species are characterized by rows of fused cilia called cirri on the ventral surface. Stylonychia uses its cirri to "walk" across a surface as well as for swimming. It is a common inhabitant of ponds, living in shoreline films where it preys on smaller organisms.
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