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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Phyllopharyngea
Subclass: Chonotrichia
Wallengren, 1895 [1]

Chonotrichia is a subclass of phyllopharyngeid ciliates. These single-celled organisms are sessile at maturity and usually live on crustaceans as ectosymbionts.[2]


  1. ^ Alan Warren (2010). "Chonotrichia". World Ciliophora Database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chonotrichia at the Encyclopedia of Life