Loxophyllum in fresh water…

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 freshwater pond. I observed rapid motion of this particular ciliate and procured its identity!

Observations:

Kingdom:                    Chromista

Subkingdom:              Harosa

Infrakingdom:            Alveolata

Phylum:                      Ciliophora

Subphylum:                Intramacronucleata

Infraphylum:              Rhabdophora

Class:                          Litostomatea

Subclass::                   Haptoria

Order:                         Pleurostomatida

Family:                       LitonotidaeGenus:                        Loxophyllum �

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