Amoeba and Paramecium belong to which category of organisms?

a) Protozoa

Protozoa are unicellular, eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms. They are either free-living or parasites. There are around 65000 species of protozoans categorised in different groups.

  • They live in the freshwater, sea or moist soil.
  • The movement is by pseudopodia. They capture their prey by pseudopodia
  • There is no definite shape and pellicle is absent
  • The contractile vacuole is present in the amoeboid living in freshwater
  • Reproduction is by binary fission and cyst formation

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