Brachionus rubens   Ehrenberg,  1838 (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Brachionidae

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Description
Size: Length of lorica 112-210 µm; maximum width of lorica 84-140 µm.

Lorica firm, oval, smooth, compressed dorso-ventrally and composed of dorsal and ventral plates, anterior dorsal margin with six spines, medians longest, intermediates somewhat longer than laterals. Medians and intermediates with peculiar asymmetric shape, each spine with a narrow anterior part, then rounding outwards and forming broad base. All these spines provided with strengthening ridges. Mental margin serrated and markedly elevated towards the centre with a central notch. Posterior spines absent. Foot opening subsquare and small.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• 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, Poothotta INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Veli Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 89.8) INDIA (Record: 12/1986-11/1987)
• Kerala, Ernakulam, Market canal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Varghese, M; Krishnan, L and Kuttyamma, VJ (2006) Systematic account on rotifers of the genus Brachionus from Cochin Backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India 48(2) 147-155 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
  • Saravanakumar, A; Rajkumar, M; Serebiah, JS and Thivakaran, GA (2007) Abundance and seasonal variations of zooplankton in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachch-Gujarat, Westcoast of India Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(20) 3525-3532 Available at - http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/pjbs/2007/3525-3532.pdf
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Varghese, M (2011) Distribution of brachionus species (Phylum Rotifera) in Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 53(1) 130-134 Available at - http://www.mbai.org.in/journaldload.php?id=2197&bkid=103
  • Varghese, M (2006) Taxonomic account of rotifers in the study area Studies on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology and reproductive potential of rotifers from selected centres in Cochin backwater system, Kerala Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute 1-343 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/921

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