Comprehensive Description

Description of Dysteriida

Phyllopharyngeid ciliates. body typically laterally compressed; dorsal surface rounded, in extreme; ventral cilia not thigmotactic; attached to substrate by unciliated adhesive region, or by flexible podite (except Atelepithites); juxtaposed heteromerous macronucleus; some ectosymbiotic forms with members of the Kyaroikeidae exclusively on cetacea.
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