Uroleptus limnetis

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Uroleptus limnetis
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Spirotrichea
Order: Stichotrichida
Family: Urostylina
Genus: Uroleptus
Species: U. limnetis
Binomial name
Uroleptus limnetis
Stokes, 1885

Uroleptus limnetis is a species of ciliates.


The organism is green coloured, and has a leaf-like shape. Just like Uroleptus musculus, it is U-shaped and has an elongated body with 3 frontals, and 2-4 rows of ventral cirri. It has no transverse cirri, and its "collar" can extend a short distance along the right side of the body.[1]