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Ciliophora: Heterotrichea: Heterotrichida: Heterotrichina: Stentoridae

Stentor coeruleus
Ehrenberg, 1830

Genus: When extended, trumpet-shaped or cylindrical; highly contractile; some with mucilaginous lorica; conspicuous peristomal field frontal; contractile vacuole anterior-left; fresh water (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Body trumpet-shaped; macronucleus moniliform; 1-2 μm when extended; ck tractile vacuole anterior; pellicle dark, bluish-green color (How to know the protozoa, 1979).

Stentor coeruleus, tape No. 0114, time code 2446, x 400, x 640, Kurome river, Asaka city, Saitama Pref., Japan, March 1999, by Y. Tsukii

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