Dipleuchlanis propatula   (Gosse,  1886) (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Eurotatoria

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Size: Total length 172 µm; length of the ventral plate 118 µm; length of the dorsal plate 104 µm; length of the toes with claws 75 µm; length of the claws 9 µm.

Shape varying; dorsal plate concave, smaller than ventral plate. Ventral plate convex with shallow lateral longitudinal grooves. Toes two on the posterior side, slender, very long, swollen very slightly at their bases. Claws small, slightly developed.

Synonym (s)
Dipleuchlanis propatula (Gosse, 1886)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala INDIA
• West Bengal 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
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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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