Which rotifer?

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Which rotifer?

#1 Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:17 pm

This rotifer looks a lot like a Lapadella spp. or per Freshwater Biology, Microcodides but only appears to have one long toe (not split), though I could be mistaken. Any ideas?

Still using a cell phone but working on getting a better set up for nicer images. Possibly there is not enough detail for identification.
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Re: Which rotifer?

#2 Post by actinophrys » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:03 pm

The spine-like toe on a short base marks this as a Lecane, which include former Monostyla, and the separation along the side of the lorica is also typical. Different species have either one or two toes. They do get confused with Lepadella a lot on-line, so good you noticed the difference!

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Re: Which rotifer?

#3 Post by Sauerkraut » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Thanks for the ID help! Much appreciated.

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