APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Ciliate protozoa (Ciliophora images)
Ciliophora (Phylum) > Intramacronucleata (Subphylum) > Ventrata (Infraphylum) > Nassophorea (Class) > Nassulida (Order) > Nassulidae (Family)

Nassula
Nassula sp.? with Oscillatoria species of
cyanobacteria at Newlyn Harbour, 07.05.16.

Ciliophora (Phylum) > Intramacronucleata (Subphylum) > Ventrata (Infraphylum) > Oligohymenophorea (Class) > Peritrichia (Subclass) > Sessilida (Order) > Epistylididae (Family)

Member of the family epistylididae ? - An epibiotic
ciliate protozoan on the gills and tentacles of the
polychaete worm Terebella lapidaria

Member of the family epistylididae ? - An epibiotic
ciliate protozoan on the paddles of the polychaete worm
Phyllodoce mucosa

Ciliophora (Phylum) > Intramacronucleata (Subphylum) > Ventrata (Infraphylum) > Oligohymenophorea (Class) > Peritrichia (Subclass) > Sessilida (Order) > Vorticellidae (Family)

Vorticella or Pseudovorticella in pool on Ulva intestinalis

Colonial ciliate on stipe of Guiryi's Wrack, Fucus guiryi

Colonial ciliate on anascan bryozoan, Bugulina simplex

Colonial ciliate on hydrotheca of Dynamena pumila

Ciliophora (Phylum) > Intramacronucleata (Subphylum) > Ventrata (Infraphylum) > Phyllopharyngea (Class) > Suctoria (Subclass) > Exogenida (Order) > Dendrosomididae (Family)

Ophryodendron
Suctorian ciliate, Ophryodendron sp., on the amphipod Leucothoe sp., from Helford, Cornwall.

Ciliophora (Phylum) > Postciliodesmatophora (Subphylum) > Heterotrichea (Class) > Heterotrichida (Order) > Folliculinidae (Family)

Unicellular folliculinid ciliophoran on the Dirty sea squirt, Ascidiella aspersa, 14.10.14.

Unicellular folliculinid ciliophoran on Red Tongue Weed,
Apoglossum ruscifolium, 30.06.15.

Unicellular folliculinid ciliophoran on bivalve, Prickly saddle oyster, Heteranomia squamula, 29.08.15.

Un-identified specimens
Stalked ciliate protozoa on the parasitic copepod Notodelphys cf. caerulea from biofouling at Newlyn 09.09.17.

Unknown ciliate on nudibranch mollusc
Trinchesia foliata, Skilly 24.08.18.

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