Caption: Ciliate protozoan (Stylonychia sp.), light microscopy. Stylonychia inhabits freshwater and moist soil throughout the world, feeding on bacteria and other small micro-organisms. It moves by beating the cilia (hair-like extensions) on its body. The cilia around its mouth are also used to waft prey towards it. Filmed with darkfield illumination.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, black background, cilia, ciliate, ciliophora, cilium, darkfield illumination, fauna, freshwater, invertebrate, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, microscopy, nature, optical, pond life, protozoa, protozoan, single-celled, stylonychia sp, unicellular, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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Stylonychia protozoan

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