Apostomatida

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Apostomatida
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Oligohymenophorea
Order: Apostomatida
Families

Colliniidae
Cyrtocaryidae
Foettingeriidae

The Apostomatida are an order of ciliate protozoa of the class Oligohymenophorea. Individuals of the order are called apostomes. They are symbiotic with Crustacea. They are dormant and encysted on their host's exoskeleton for the majority of their life cycle.

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