Mytilina ventralis   (Ehrenberg)  (Rotifer)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Mytilinidae

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Description
Size: Total length 225 µm; width of lorica in lateral view 110 µm; length of the posterior dorsal spine 50 µm; length of the posterior ventral spine 28 µm.

Lorica heavily stippled in anterior region. Anterior spine small. Posterior spines well developed, ventral spine smaller than the dorsal spine. Toes two, well developed with acute points.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Periakadavu INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 89.8) INDIA (Record: 12/1986-11/1987)

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
  • Pling Available at - http://www.plingfactory.de/Science/Biohome.html
  • 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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