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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2797

Tiarina fusus - The mouth end of this marine ciliate is at the top. It has calcium carbonate plates (the beaded surface). It feeds on microscopic algae.

Image ID: fish2797, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Credit: Courtesy of Dr. John R. Dolan, Laboratoire d'Oceanographique de Villefranche; Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefrance-sur-Mer

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