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ROTIFERA Cuvier, 1817 (rotifers)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Phylum)

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


European Limnofauna: European Limnofauna

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to ROTIFERA (rotifers)

ROTIFERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 13 feeding and other relationships of 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.
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