Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sessilida

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2877
Ciliates of the genera Epistylis,  Apiosoma,  Ambiphrya, which are firmly attached to the surface of skin and gills of fish, while Mobilida (e.g.,  Trichodina sp.) may move from one place to another (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany