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Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Ciliatea
Subclass: Peritrichia
Order: Sessilida
Family: Epistylidae
Genus: Epistylis
Ehrenberg, 1830 [1]

Epistylis is a genus of peritrichous ciliates with a short oral disc and collar, and a rigid stalk, often branching to form a colony.


  1. ^ Roberto Júnio Pedroso Dias, Sthefane D`Ávila and Marta D`Agosto (2006). "First Record of Epibionts Peritrichids and Suctorians (Protozoa, Ciliophora) on Pomacea lineata (Spix, 1827)" (PDF). Brazilian Archies of Biology and Technology. 49 (5): 807–812.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Epistylis". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 703.