ROTIFERA Cuvier, 1817

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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Two animals (Click to view)Rotifer - dorsal view (Click to view)
Class 6 illustrated subtaxa 1 ident. refs
Gall - mature (Click to view)
Taxonomic hierarchy:
PhylumROTIFERA (rotifers)
SuperphylumLOPHOTROCHOZOA (molluscs and relatives)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 9 general literature references relevant to ROTIFERA (rotifers)

ROTIFERA (rotifers) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 13 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for ROTIFERA (rotifers)
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.
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