Spirotrichia

Spirotrichia

[‚spī·rō′trik·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of the protozoan class Ciliatea which contains those ciliates characterized by conspicuous, compound ciliary structures, known as cirri, and buccal organelles.
References in periodicals archive ?
Clase Polymenophorea Jankowski, 1967 Subclase Spirotrichia Butschli, 1889 Orden Heterotrichida Stein, 1859 Suborden Heterotrichina Stein, 1859 Familia Stentoridae Carus, 1863