Monostyla bulla   (Gosse,  1886) (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Lecanidae

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Description
Size: Total length 200 µm; max. width 100 µm; length of the ventral plate 120 µm; length of the toes with claw 76 µm; length of the claw 17 µm.

Lorica firm, broadly ovate. Anterior dorsal margin with a wide median sinus, ventral margin with a wide deep sinus. First foot join indistinct, second foot is larger, hexagonal. Toe very long, slender terminating in a long acutely pointed claw with basal spicules.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 09/1998-08/1999)
• 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, Parangipettai INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 89.8) INDIA (Record: 12/1986-11/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Prabhu, VA; Perumal P and Rajkumar M (2005) Diversity of microzooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 47(1) 14-19 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Available at - http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/home/search.html
  • Gopakumar, G and Jayaprakas, V (2003) Community structure and succession of brackishwater rotifers in relation to ecological parameters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 20-30 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhanam, P and Perumal, P (2003) Diversity of zooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 144-151 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kannan, L and Govindasamy, C (1991) Rotifers of Portonovo CASMB, Annamalai university, Tamil Nadu 49 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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