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Table 1 Occurrence and frequency of ciliate species recorded during both hydrological periods in the different strata

From: Rainfall influence on species composition of the ciliate community inhabiting bromeliad phytotelmata

Order   Dry season Rainy season
  Low Mid Upp Low Mid Upp Freq (%) Cod
Colpodida Bromeliothrix metopoides 1 + + + + + + 75 Brm
Colpoda cucullus   + + + + + 58.3 Coc
C. inflata + + + + + + 62.5 Coi
C. magna + + + + + + 48.6 Com
C. steinii + + + + + + 87.5 Cos
Cyrtolophosis mucicola + + + + + + 76.4 Cym
Platyophrya vorax + + + + + + 33.3 Plv
Cyrtophorida Chilodonella uncinata     + + + 11 Chu
Chlamydonellopsis sp. +     + + 16.6 Chl
Pseudochilodonopsis algivora + + + + + + 9.8 Psa
Trochilioides recta +   + + + + 7 Trr
Haptorida Didinium sp.     +    1.4 -
Dileptus sp.      +   2.8 Dil
Lagynophrya acuminata      +   1.4 -
Mesodinium pulex   + +     2.8 Mep
Monodinium sp. +     + + 4.2 Mon
Phialina sp.      +   1.4 -
Plagiopyla nasuta     + + + 9.8 Pln
Spathidium sp.1 +    + +   5.5 Sp1
Spathidium sp.2     +   + 2.8 Sp2
Spathidium sp.3     + + + 7 Sp3
Heterotrichida Blepharisma sp.     + + + 5.5 Ble
Brachonella spiralis    + + +   8.3 Brs
  Caenomorpha medusula +       2.8 Cam
  Caenomorpha sp. +       1.4 -
  Metopus sp. + + + + + + 47.2 Met
  Metopus striatus +   + + + + 4.2 Mes
  Spirostomum minus +       4.2 Spm
  Stentor sp. +       1.4 -
Hymenostomatida Bromeliophrya brasiliensis 2 + + + + + + 68 Brb
Colpidium colpoda + +   + + + 11 Cop
Colpidium kleini    + +   + 5.5 Cok
Dexiostoma campylum + + +     14 Dec
Dexiotricha granulosa +       1.4 -
Epenardia sp.     +   + 2.8 Epe
Frontonia depressa + + +   + + 12.5 Fra
F. leucas      + + 8.3 Frl
Glaucoma reniforme +   +    + 7 Glr
G. scintillans + +   + +   5.5 Gls
Lambornella trichoglossa 3 + + + + + + 51.4 Lat
Lembadion bullinum +       1.4 -
L. lucens      +   1.4 -
Paramecium multimicronucleatum +    +    9.8 Pac
P. putrinum +       1.4 -
Philasterides armatus + + +     9.8 Pha
Tetrahymena sp. + +   + +   29.2 Tet
Urocentrum turbo +   +     12.5 Urt
Hypotrichida Aspidisca cicada     + +   5.5 Asc
A. lynceus   +      1.4 -
Euplotes sp. +       2.8 Eup
Holosticha sp. + +   + + + 21 Hsp
Oxytricha haematoplasma +       1.4 -
O. setigera    +    + 1.4 -
Oxytricha sp. + + + + + + 26.4 Oxy
Pattersoniella vitiphila + + + + + + 25 Pav
Sterkiella histriomuscorum + + + +   + 14 Sth
Stylonychia mytilus + + + + +   14 Stm
Uroleptus sp. + +   + +   14 Uro
Unidentified Hypotrichida +   + + + + 34.8 Hyp
Karyorelictida Loxodes sp. + +   +    2.8 Lox
Nassulida Chilodontopsis depressa +    + + + 5.5 Chd
Drepanomonas revoluta + + +    + 26.4 Drr
Leptopharynx costatus + + +    + 13.4 Lec
Microthorax pusillus + + + + + + 44.4 Mip
Nassula picta   +      1.4 -
Pseudomicrothorax agilis + +      7 Psm
Odontostomatida Discomorphella pectinata   +      1.4 -
Saprodinium dentatum +       1.4 -
Oligotrichida Halteria grandinella + + + + + + 61 Hag
Rimostrombidium humile    +     1.4 -
Peritrichida Campanella umbellaria +       2.8 Cau
Epistylis sp.    +     1.4 -
Opercularia sp.     +   + 2.8 -
Rhabdostyla sp.     +    1.4 -
Vorticella aquadulcis +     + + 12.5 Voa
Vorticella sp. + + + + + + 23.6 Vor
Pleurostomatida Acineria uncinata + + +     5.5 Acu
Litonotus crystallinus   +      1.4 -
Litonotus varsaviensis   + +     2.8 Liv
Prostomatida Bursellopsis spumosa +       1.4 -
Coleps hirtus +       1.4 -
Holophrya sp. +   + + +   5.5 Hol
Holophrya teres    +     1.4 -
Plagiocampa rouxi     +   + 4.2 Plr
Urotricha farcta +       1.4 -
Urotricha sp.   +      1.4 -
Scuticociliatida Calyptotricha lanuginosa + + +     14 Cal
Cinetochilum margaritaceum + + + + +   33.3 Cim
Ctedoctema acanthocryptum + +     + 4.1 Cta
Cyclidium glaucoma + + + + + + 47.2 Cyg
Cyclidium heptatrichum + + + + + + 33.3 Cyh
Pleuronema cf. smalli +       2.8 Pls
  1. Cod = codes used in the DCA analysis; Freq % = frequency of ciliate species in percentage of samples; Low = lower stratum; Mid = middle stratum; Upp = upper stratum. For authorship and dates of names, see Foissner and Berger ([1996]); 1Foissner [2010]; 2Foissner [2003a]; 3Foissner [2003b].