Platyias quadricornis   (Ehrenberg,  1832) (Rotifer)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Brachionidae

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Description
Size: Total length 175 µm; max. width 126 µm; length of the lorica 125 µm; length of the anterior spine 36 µm; length of the posterior spine 25 µm.

Lorica tuberculate, with 3 central polygons. Occipital spines 2, equal in length, bluntly rounded to truncate at tips. Posterior spines short, equal in length.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• West Bengal INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Kannan, L and Govindasamy, C (1991) Rotifers of Portonovo CASMB, Annamalai university, Tamil Nadu 49 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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