Keratella tropica   (Apstein,  1907) (Rotifer)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Brachionidae

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Description
Total length: 350-380 µm; max. width 100-110 µm; length of the lorica 145-153 µm; length of the anterior median spines 55-65 µm; length of the posterior right spine 100-135 µm.

Lorica stippled; anterior median spines two, longer than the lateral spines. Posterior spines two, unequal in length, divergent, posterior right spine much longer than the left spine. Dorsum with 3 median plaques. A small area present between the last median plaque and posterior margin of the lorica.


Synonym (s)
Keratella tropica reducta Fadeev, 1927
Keratella tropica tropica (Apstein, 1907)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• 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)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Periakadavu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• 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)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Frédéric, A; Stefan, VD; Patrick, M and Micky, T (2007) New occurrence of Lecane decipiens (Murray, 1913) and some other alien rotifers in the Schelde estuary (Belgium) Belgian journal of zoology Société royale zoologique de Belgique, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE (1990) (Revue) 137(1) 75-83 Available at - http://www.naturalsciences.be/institute/associations/rbzs_website/bjz/back/pdf/BJZ%20137(1)/137_1_75_83html/Volume%20137(1),%20pp.%2075-83.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
  • 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
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms3(4)11/4.pdf

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