Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Vorticellidae

Linnaeus, 1767

Family: Solitary, gregarious, or colonial; most are aloricate, some form lorica; each zooid has its own, independently contractile myoneme in full length of stalk.
Genus: Solitary, but often gregarious; myoneme continuous within full length of stalk (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

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