Euglena acus

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domain Eukaryota Lepocinclis (ex Euglena) acus is a freshwater species of single-celled flagellate.The flagellum pulls the body through the water. Lepocinclis can surround a particle of food and consume it by phagocytosis. It can also use chloroplasts containing chlorophyll to produce sugars by photosynthesis when there is sunlight. The red eyespot, locate in the front of the protist, is used for phototaxis, movement in response to light. Length is less than 0.1 mm. Reproduction is asexual through binary fission.

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kingdom Protista
supergroup Excavata
phylum Euglenozoa
class Euglenoidea
order Euglenida
family Phacaceae
genus Lepocinclis
species L. acus