Paramecium

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.

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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