“Protists rule the water”- Urocentrum

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India.

Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a lotus pond. And I found many of these little creatures making their way in the water. Have a look!

Observations:

Fig.: Urocentrum observed under Foldscope

Kingdom:        Chromista

Subkingdom:  Harosa

Infrakingdom: Alveolata

Phylum:           Ciliophora

Subphylum:     Intramacronucleata

Infraphylum:  Ventrata

Class:               Oligohymenophorea

Subclass::        Peniculia

Order:              Peniculida

Family:            Urocentridae

Genus:             Urocentrum

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