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The paramecium belongs to Kingdom Protista. The protists are single-celled organisms that have membrane-bound structures called organelles. Many protists live in watery environments. The paramecium moves around water using tiny hair-like projections called cilia.


A paramecium eats through a mouth-like opening called a cytostome. This structure is a feeding groove found at the cell's surface in protozoans. A paramecium uses its cilia, which are hair-like projection, for movement and to push food into the cytostome, and the food g...


Paramecium most commonly eat algae and bacteria. Paramecium are able to take in food through the cytostome, or a microtubule groove or funnel.


Paramecium have tiny hair-like structures, called cilia, around the outer edge of their cell that move back and forth in a whip-like fashion, allowing movement in water. Paramecium normally attach to the bottom of a body of water, such as a pond, stream or puddle.


The Monroe County Women’s Disability Network (MCWDN) states that the paramecium takes in oxygen and gives off carbon dioxide through its cell membrane. A paramecium is a type of protozoa, which is a one-celled animal that is considered the tiniest of animals.


A paramecium is a single-celled creature that resembles a slipper and mainly lives in bodies of water such as ponds, lakes and rivers. Paramecia belong to the group of organisms called protists.


The National Institutes of Health lists no specific diseases that are caused by a paramecium. Paramecia are part of a larger group of organisms called protozoa. While not caused by paramecia, malaria and diarrhoeal diseases such as cryptosporidiosis and giardias are due...