Rhabdostyla Kent, 1880 (ref. ID; 1248, 1555) or 1881 (ref. ID; 2014)
Class Oligohymenophora: Subclass Peritricha: Order Peritrichida: Suborder Sessilina (ref. ID; 2014)
Family Epistylidae Kahl, 1935 (ref. ID; 1248)

[ref. ID; 1555]
Type species; Rhabdostyla fromenteli Kent, 1880 (ref. ID; 1555)

[ref. ID; 2014]
Solitary. Inverted bell-shaped zooid mounted upon a very short non-contractile stalk. The peristome bears a definite lip. Animals usually epizooic on freshwater invertebrates, particularly crustacea, insects and worms. Stiller (1971) regards the genus to be synonymous with Epistylis which is colonial. Most easily confused with Apiosoma which is restricted to being epizooic on vertebrates (fishes and amphibia) while Rhabdostyla is found only on invertebrates.
Quote; Colin R. Curds, Michael A. Gates and David McL. Roberts "British and other freshwater ciliated protozoa Part II Ciliophora: Oligohymenophora and Polyhymenophora" Cambridge University Press, 1983 (ref. ID; 2014)


Rhabdostyla inclinans O.F. Muller (ref. ID; 7650), (O.F. Muller, 1786) D'Udekem, 1864 (ref. ID; 1620, 1629) or (O.F. Muller, 1773) Roux, 1901 (ref. ID; 4610)
Syn; Rhabdostyla chaeticola Stokes, 1887 (ref. ID; 4610) reported year? (ref. ID; 1620); Rhabdostyla lumbriculi Penard, 1922 (ref. ID; 4610); Scyphydia inclinans Kent, 1882 (ref. ID; 1620); Vorticella inclinans O.F. Muller, 1773 (ref. ID; 4610)
Description; Epizoic species, on Nais elinguis, Pristina longiseta and Lumbriculus variegatus. (ref. ID; 7650)
Rhabdostyla kahli Nenninger (ref. ID; 7650)
Description; Epizoic species, on Lumbriculus variegatus. (ref. ID; 7650)
Rhabdostyla tubificis Nenninger (ref. ID; 7650)
Description; Epizoic species, on Tubifex sp. (ref. ID; 7650)
Rhabdostyla vernalis Stokes, 1887 (ref. ID; 1308, 1620) reported year? (ref. ID; 1618)
Description; Attached to Cyclops and Cypris in pools in early spring. (ref. ID; 1618)
Measurements; About 50 um long. (ref. ID; 1618)