Euplotopsis muscicola ( Kahl, 1932 ) Borror & Hill, 1995

Tirjaková, Eva, Botlíková, Simona & Vďačný, Peter, 2015, Checklist and distribution of ciliates from the family Euplotidae Ehrenberg, 1838 (Protista: Ciliophora: Spirotrichea) in Slovakia, Central Europe, Zootaxa 3920 (2), pp. 343-365 : 358-359

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3920.2.7

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6101509

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Euplotopsis muscicola ( Kahl, 1932 ) Borror & Hill, 1995
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Euplotopsis muscicola ( Kahl, 1932) Borror & Hill, 1995  

( Figs 3 View FIGURE 3 F, 6 A–E; Table 3 View TABLE 3 )

This species belongs among one of the most common soil ciliates worldwide ( Foissner 1998; Foissner et al. 2002). In Slovakia, E. muscicola   was preferentially reported in samples of soil, decaying wood mass, mosses and leaflitter at a variety of localities in Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise) ( Tirjaková & Matis 1987); in the town of Bratislava ( Andelová & Tirjaková 2000; Chrenková & Tirjaková 2000); in the Malé Karpaty Mts. ( Tirjaková & Vďačný 2004; Holecová et al. 2005, 2012; Tirjaková 2005; Bartošová & Tirjaková 2005, 2008); in the Trnavská pahorkatina hills ( Holecová et al. 2005); and in the Borská nížina lowland, Podunajská rovina (Danubian Upland), Považské podolie valley, and Strážovské vrchy Mts. ( Bartošová & Tirjaková 2008). Further, E. muscicola   was found in Sphagnum   from the Rojkovské rašelinisko peatbog ( Tirjaková 1992 b). We recorded this species in mosses and leaf litter from various localities: Hviezdoslavov, Šamorín, Vyšný Skálnik, and Kopagrund (unpubl. observ.).

Apart from terrestrial habitats, this species was recorded also from limnetic biotopes of Slovakia: in the main stream and branches of the Danube ( Matis 1961; Szentivány & Tirjaková 1994; Matis & Tirjaková 1995); in a thermal pond at a temperature of 38 ºC in the Bojnice Spa ( Matis & Straková-Striešková 1991); in the riverside zone of the Danube ( Tirjaková 1992 a); in polluted streams in Slovenský kras (Slovak Krast) ( Tirjaková 1997 a); in an acidified spring area from the Malé Karpaty Mts. ( Tirjaková 1997 b; Tirjaková & Stloukal 2004); and in a tree hole of Acer campestre in the Malé Karpaty Mts. ( Tirjaková & Vďačný 2005). We recorded E. muscicola   in a pond from Šajdíkove Humence, Záhorie, W Slovakia (unpubl. observ.).