Monogononta

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Monogononta
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Polyarthra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Rotifera
Superclass: Eurotatoria
Class: Monogononta
Plate, 1889
Orders[1]

Flosculariaceae
Ploima
Collothecaceae

Monogononta is a class of rotifers, found mostly in freshwater but also in soil and marine environments. They include both free-swimming and sessile forms. Monogononts generally have a reduced corona, and each individual has a single gonad, which gives the group its name. Males are generally smaller than females, and are produced only during certain times of the year, with females otherwise reproducing through parthenogenesis.

Their mastax is not designed for grinding. They produce mictic and amictic eggs. The class contains about 1,400 species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segers, Hendrik (2012). "Monogononta". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  2. ^ Harley, Stephen A. Miller, John P. (2002). Zoology 5th edition (5th ed.). Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill. p. 160. ISBN 978-0070294110. 

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