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Rotifera Bdelloidea. Summer School in Taxonomy, Valdieri, Italy page 1 of ROTIFERA BDELLOIDEA. Diego Fontaneto. Imperial College London, Division of . stages, only their resting stages are drought-resistant. Guest editors: E. V. Balian, C. Lévêque, H. Segers &. K. Martens. Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment. ROTIFERA taxonomy, physiology, natural history, and body pattern.

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Behind the mastax lies an oesophaguswhich opens into a stomach where most of the digestion and absorption occurs. A pair of protonephridia open into a bladder that drains into the cloaca.

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In parthenogenetic species, males may be present only at certain times of the year, or absent altogether. A first assessment of genome size diversity in Monogonont rotifers. The cilia set up a water current to bring food particles to the mouth.

The cuticle over the foot often forms rings, making it appear segmented, although the internal structure is uniform. In the winter, most individuals have a long spine at the posterior end. The word “rotifer” is derived from a Latin word meaning ” wheel -bearer”, [12] due to the corona around the mouth that in concerted sequential motion resembles a wheel though the organ does not actually rotate.


Sessile species, however, are born as free-swimming larvaewhich closely resemble the adults of related free-swimming species. Kellicottia longispina and Keratella cochlearis.

The Wikibook Dichotomous Key has a page on the topic of: Any body of standing water is likely to contain rotifers and Keratella cochlearis is probably the commonest and most widespread species in the world. Mixis meiosis is induced by different types of stimulus depending rotufera species. Rotifera Cuvier Notammata werneckiibelow, is a parasite living inside filaments of green algae.

Keratella cochlearis – Wikipedia

Biology, ecology and systematics. The shape of the trophi varies between different species, depending partly on the klasifioasi of their diet. Views Read Edit View history. Tecta females can produce typica offspring and vice versa.

Klasifikasi rotifera

Bdelloid rotifer females cannot produce resting eggs, but many can survive prolonged periods of adverse conditions after desiccation.

The male either inserts his penis into the female’s cloaca or uses it to penetrate her skin, injecting the sperm into the body cavity. Bdelloid rotifer genomes contain two or more divergent copies of each genesuggesting a long-term asexual evolutionary history.


In periphyton and among aquatic vegetation of stagnant and running waters. Mount Desert Island, Toad Hole. As the spring advanced, the spine shortens and by July it is very short or non-existent.

Brachionus – Wikipedia

Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart In the more primitive species, this forms a simple ring of cilia around the mouth from which an additional band of cilia stretches over the back of the head. Bdelloids can survive the dry state for long periods, with the longest well-documented dormancy being nine years. Bdelloid rotifers are assumed to have reproduced without sex for many millions of years. Rotifera, Acanthocephala and Seisonida make up a clade called Syndermata.

Species group name declinable: Guides to the identification of the microinvertebrates of the continental waters of the world Vol. District of Columbia – n. Taxon sorted ascending Filter. Species included in Brachionus include:


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