Volvocida

Volvocida

[väl′väs·əd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the protozoan class Phytamastigophorea; individuals are grass-green or colorless, have one, two, four, or eight flagella, and thick cell walls of cellulose.
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The community of flagellate protozoa was represented by 120 taxa (Table 1 and Figure 2), belonging to 10 orders and one residual group: Choanoflagellida (1 taxa), Chromulinales (6 taxa), Cryptomonadida (8 taxa), Euglenida (81 taxa), Gymnodiniales (3 taxa), Kinetoplastea (4 taxa), Peridiniales (5 taxa), Synurales (3 taxa), Volvocida (6 taxa) and three residual taxa.