Oligotrichida

Oligotrichida

[¦äl·ə·gō′trik·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
A minor order of the Spirotrichia; the body is round in cross section, and the adoral zone of membranelles is often highly developed at the oral end of the organism.
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The species registered belong to 11 orders, being Prostomatida the most specious (7 species), followed by Gymnostomatida, Oligotrichida, Peritrichida (with 5 species each), and Scuticociliatida (4 species).
The predominance of Prostomatida, Gymnostomatida and Oligotrichida orders in the Inga Lake corroborates the composition pattern observed in other studies (ARAUJO; COSTA, 2007; MIECZAN, 2007; PAULETO et al.
In 2001 the ciliate community in the surface water of Lake Poppalijarvi was dominated by Oligotrichida (Pelagostrombidium sp.
On the other side, according to Beaver and Crisman (1989) and Modenutti and Perez (2001) the Oligotrichida (Spirotrichea) dominate numerically in oligotrophic lakes, while Scuticociliatia and Haptoria predominate in environments with higher trophic level (Beaver and Crisman, 1989).