Description of Euplotes muscicola:
Euplotes muscicola is a medium (60-70 um long) elongate oval freshwater hypotrich. The peristome is long and occupies about 3/4 of the anterior left side of the ventral surface. The AZM contains about 35 membranelles. There are 9 frontoventral, 5 transverse and 4 caudal cirri. The dorsal argyrome is of the multiple type and consists of 4 regular rows of small polygons between the kineties. There are 10 dorsolateral kineties bearing up to about 35 cilia in the mid-dorsal rows. The macronucleus is an open C-shape with a compact micronucleus situated about halfway down its left side.