Animal-like protists are called protozoans. Protozoans are uni-cellular organisms that are heterotrophic. There are different types of protozoans that are classified according to their movement type.Continue Reading
Protozoans can be flagellates or ciliates such as trypanosoma or the paramecium, respectively. The amoeba, another protozoan, moves through its pseudopod that is a foot-like protrusion from its cell. The pseudopod also aids in capturing food or prey. Another type of protozoa is the sporozoan; this organism is not motile, but it is parasitic and can live in a host. The plasmodium, which causes malaria, is a sporozoan.
Besides animal-like protists, there are plant-like and fungi-like protists. Sea weed and algae are plant-like protists that are autotrophs. Fungi types of protists are slime molds.Learn more about Zoology