Cyclidium

Cyclidium is a small, energetic ciliate covered in many long cilia. Its pellicle is slightly ridged, and it possesses and cytostome on the central side of the cell. Surrounding the cytostome are a few oral cilia and an undulating membrane. At least 15 Cyclidium can be seen in this photo. Cyclidium cells can grow to around 30 – 40 micrometers.

 

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