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Tintinnida

[tin′tin·əd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of ciliated protozoans in the subclass Spirotrichia whose members are conical or trumpet-shaped pelagic forms bearing shells.
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The biology and ecology of tintinnid ciliates; models for marine plankton.
According to Holt and Holt (2000), marine fish larvae in the wild commonly feed on a large array of microzooplankton, including protozoa (tintinnid and ciliates), dinoflagellates, larvae of mollusks and, mainly, eggs and nauplii of copepods.
This low diversity was clearly related to the general dominance of the tintinnid Favella ehrenbergii, which accounted for 69.8% and 78.5% of the microzooplankton assemblage.
During the summer, in surface waters, diatoms survive in association with tintinnid ciliates.
loricas of tintinnid species show high levels of polymorphism (Laval-Peuto and Brownlee 1986).
Lethal effect of the dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama upon the tintinnid ciliate Favella taraikaensis.
The red tide dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense: effects on behaviour of and growth of a tintinnid ciliate.
The most important studies focused on broad phylogenetic description of eukaryotic picoplankton diversity, diatom and dinoflagellate, tintinnid ciliate, and siphonophore diversity, with especially detailed and enlightening studies of tintinnids and siphonophores (Dolan et al., 2007; Palma & Silva, 2006).
The period of tintinnid occurrence seems to be species-specific, and neritic tintinnids can survive under unfavorable conditions by forming resting cysts (Pierce and Turner, 1993; Kamiyama et al., 1995; Dolan et al., 2006).
Lethal effects of the dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama upon the tintinnid ciliate Favella taraikaensis.