What Are the Three Different Types of Protists?

The three different types of protists are protozoa, algae and fungus-like protists. These types are unofficially categorized by how they obtain nutrition. All protists are eukaryotes.

Protists can be unicellular, colonial or multicellular. Each type of protist has its own phylums or divisions. Protozoans are animal-like. Bacteria and other one-celled organisms are typical prey for a protozoa. Some examples of a protozoa are mosquitoes and amoeba. Algae are photosynthetic and are grouped into divisions depending on pigment similarities. A few examples of algae are sea lettuce and kelp. Fungus-like protists are often brightly colored and get their nutrition by absorbing nutrients from their environment.