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Frontonia
The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg
Frontonia sp., specimen is digesting cyanobacteria, the mouth (cytostome) is at the bottom right.
Scientific classification
Domain:
(unranked):
SAR
(unranked):
Phylum:
Subphylum:
Intramacronucleata
Class:
Oligohymenophorea
Order:
Peniculida
Family:
Frontoniidae
Genus:
Frontonia

Ehrenberg, 1838

Frontonia is a genus of free-living unicellular ciliate protists. It is closely related to the genus Paramecium. Frontonia can eat diatoms, cyanobacteria, filamentous algae, testate amoebas, and even members of their own species.

Frontonia are widespread. Members of the genus are in marine and freshwater environments on every continent.

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