By Simone White :)
What is a Paramecium?
A Paramecium is a unicellular protozoan in the phylum Ciliophora. You can usually find them in quiet ponds, or stagnant basins.They move by very tiny hair-like projections called cilia. A Paramecium feeds on algae scum and other microorganisms. Silcce they have cilla, they will most likely be in a water habitat.
This is a paramecium under a microscope
Structure Of a Paramecium
With the parts labeled, you can see all the complex parts.
Paramecium under a microscope
Paramecium V.S. Amoeba
Amoeba can change its shape, unlike the paramecium. This is because the paramecium has a thick outer membrane called the pellicle. An amoeba moves by using a false foot called a pseudoopod, While a paramecium moves by using cillia