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Coleps hirtus

caption This ciliat belongs to prostomatid group. Coleps is known as one of nature´s tinieast scavengers. It can eat residual tissue attached to cast off exoskeletons of arthropods, or will attack wounded organisms. Scale bar indicates 10 µm.

Collection from an aquarium. This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.

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