Paramecium bursaria (Ehrenberg) Focker, 1836

A Paramecium

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Protoctist

Sublevel 1: Alveolates

Sublevel 2: Ciliates

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Phylum: Ciliophora

Class: Oligohymenophorea

Order: Peniculida

Family: Parameciidae

Genus: Paramecium

Species: Paramecium bursaria

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
There are no rarity listings for protoctists. The federal government and New England states do not evaluate protoctists for rarity.

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph (with photoautotrophic symbiont[s])

HABITAT

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