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ROTIFERA (rotifers)

Further Information

Lab. techniques Accurate identification of many rotifers is based on the structure of the mastax (trophi). This must be cleaned and prepared for microscopy, eg by Smet's hypochlorite method. Scanning electron microscopy is required for critical work. Smet, W.H. De, 1998

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos Date Vice-county Country
Rotifera 1 1 21 Dec 1969 East Sussex England

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Order BDELLOIDEA (leech rotifers) 1 2   3  
Order MONOGONONTA (an order of rotifers) 4        
Species Brachionus angularis Gosse 1851 (a rotifer)   4      
Species Keratella cochlearis (a rotifer) 1     6  
Species Keratella serrulata (a rotifer)       23  
Species Proales wernecki (a rotifer)       7 1
Species Polyarthra vulgaris (a rotifer)       18  
Species sp nov (rotatoria) (?New Species Of Gall-forming Rotifer)     6 24  

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Conway, D.V.P., 2012 Marine zooplankton of southern Britain. Part 1: Radiolaria, Heliozoa, Foraminifera, Ciliophora, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Rotifera and Mollusca
Donner, J., 1966 Rotifers
Hingley, M., 1993 Microscopic Life in Sphagnum
Hudson, C.T. & Gosse, P.H., 1889 The Rotifera or Wheel-animalcules both British and Foreign
Pontin, R.M., 1978 Key to the British Freshwater Planktonic Rotifera

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references to ROTIFERA (rotifers)

ROTIFERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 13 feeding and other relationships of ROTIFERA (rotifers)

References

Smet, W.H. De, 1998 Preparation of Rotifer Trophi for light and scanning electron microscopy
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