Brachionus angularis   (Gosse,  1851) (Rotifer)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Brachionidae

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Description
Size: Length of lorica 63-128 µm; maximum width of lorica 42-105 µm.

Lorica firm, lightly or heavily stippled, divided into dorsal and ventral plates. Dorsal plate with pattern of cuticular ridges, moderately compressed dorso-ventrally. Antero-dorsal margin with two median spines flanking a V-shaped notch. Lateral and intermediate spines usually obliterated, intermediate spines may be present in some. Mental margin rigid, somewhat elevated with a shallow median notch. Foot opening rather large, somewhat variable in shape. Larger foot aperture in ventral plate flanked by cuticular protuberances. Posterior spines wanting.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 09/1998-08/1999)
• Kerala, Vypin INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Puthuvypu INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Narakkal INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Cherai INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Eloor INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Mangalavanam INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Veli Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 89.8) INDIA (Record: 12/1986-11/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Ernakulam, Market canal INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Goa, Ela Dhauji Fishery INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rudiger Rudolf Clado home Available at - http://www.cladocera.de/
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  • Varghese, M and Krishnan, L (2008) A preliminary study on rotifer fauna of Cochin backwaters, Kerala Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 119-121 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Govindasamy, C and Kannan, L (1991) Rotifers of the Pitchavaram mangroves (Southeast coast of India): A hydrobiological approach Mahasagar- Bulletin of National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 24( 1) 39-45 Available at - NIO,Goa
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  • Varghese, M (2011) Distribution of Brachionus species (phylum rotifera) in Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India 53(1) 130-134 Available at - NIO,Goa
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