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Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Clade: SAR
Clade: Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Hypotrichea
Order: Urostylida
Family: Holostichidae
Genus: Holosticha
Wrzesniowski, 1877
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Holosticha is a genus of littoral ciliates.[1][2]


According to the Catalogue of Life, 77 species are accepted within Holosticha.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Holosticha". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2021-12-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b c Wilbert, Norbert; Song, Weibo (2008). "A further study on littoral ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora) near King George Island, Antarctica, with description of a new genus and seven new species". Journal of Natural History. 42 (13–14): 979–1012. doi:10.1080/00222930701877540. ISSN 0022-2933. S2CID 86742997.

Further reading[edit]

  • Li, Liqiong, et al. "A redescription of the marine hypotrichous ciliate, Nothoholosticha fasciola (Kahl, 1932) nov. gen., nov. comb.(Ciliophora: Urostylida) with brief notes on its cellular reorganization and SS rRNA gene sequence." European journal of protistology 45.3 (2009): 237–248.
  • Gong, Jun, et al. "Morphology and infraciliature of Holosticha bradburyae nov. spec.(Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) from the Yellow Sea, China."Hydrobiologia 464.1-3 (2001): 63–69.