Parameciidae


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Parameciidae

[‚par·ə·mə′sī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of ciliated protozoans in the order Holotrichia; the body has differentiated anterior and posterior ends and is bounded by a hard but elastic pellicle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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TABLE 1 The zooplankton fauna of Ogunpa and Ona rivers, Nigeria No SPECIES Ogunpa Ona PROTOZOA Family Parameciidae 37 Paramecium sp.
The protozoan community is dominated by species in six families of the Ciliophora: Parameciidae, Erionellidae, Discocephalidae, Tetrahymenidae, Chilodonellidae, Colpodidae (Washburn and Gross, unpublished data).