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Telotroch is the free-swimming stage of members of the order Sessilida. Sessilida are ciliates of the subclass Peritrichia.

A sessile individual can turn into a motile one to migrate to a better place.[1]

Another definition of telotroch: a posterior tuft of cilia in larvae of some animals. See trochophore larva and hemichordates for references.


  1. ^ Rosemarie Arbur, Tale of the telotroch Micscape Magazine; January 2002