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Subject: Holotricha, Didinium, Prostomatea, Ciliate
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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Prostomatea
Genus: Coleps

Coleps is a genus of ciliated Prostomatea with barrel-shaped bodies.[1] They can grow up to 250 micrometers in length, but are usually under 100 micrometers in their longest axis.[1] Coleps can be taxonomically distinguished by the ornamentation of their ectoplasmic calcium carbonate plates.[1]


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