[ref. ID; 2013]
Large irregularly shaped body covered with numerous, usually short, finger-like prolongations which terminally bear long capitate tentacles. Found attached to both animals and plants in various ways. There are several contractile vacuoles. The macronucleus is usually band-like and branched. Reproduction by multiple endogenous budding. Most easily confused with Trichophrya and Platophrya. Sometimes covered with the suctorian ciliate Urnula.
Quote; Colin R. Curds "British and other freshwater ciliated protozoa Part I Ciliophora: Kinetofragminophora" Cambridge University Press, 1982 (ref. ID; 2013)