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EuglenaScientific Name: Euglena spp.
•Unicellular organism that has characteristics of both plant and animal.
•One form of life cycle has a flagella and is motile; the encysted, non-motile form is what is usually found on the surface of ponds.
•Forms a rusty brown or green skim on surface depending on sunlight absorption.
•Often found in ponds that recieve nutrients from organic wastes.