Hypotrichida

Hypotrichida

[‚hī·pə′trik·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of highly specialized protozoans in the subclass Spirotrichia characterized by cirri on the ventral surface and a lack of ciliature on the dorsal surface.
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is a dorsoventrally flattened organism placed in the Spirotrichea, with prominent ventral cirri and less conspicuous dorsal bristle cilia in the Order Hypotrichida (Lynn, 2007).
This was due to the occurrence of species of Hymenostomatida, Heterotrichida, Hypotrichida and Peritrichida only in this portion of the water column, once these orders are greatly made up by littoral and benthic species (BERGER; FOISSNER, 2003).
31 Urocentrum turbo X (Muller, 1786) Hypotrichida sp.
Orden Hypotrichida Stein, 1859 Suborden Sporadotrichina Faure-Fremiet, 1961 Familia Aspidiscidae Ehrenberg, 1838
This ciliate's amplified SSU rDNA was identical to published sequences for three different ciliates: Hypotrichida sp.