Lecane ungulata   (Gosse,  1887) (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Eurotatoria

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Size: Total length 240 µm; max. width 145 µm; length of the dorsal plate 160 µm; length of the ventral plate 166 µm; length of the toes with claw 75 µm; length of the claw 20 µm.

Lorica oval, slightly stippled; ventral margin concave; dorsal plate oval, less broad than ventral plate. Posterior segment broad, projecting beyond the foot. Foot jointed, toes two, ending in acutely pointed claw with a basal spicule.

Synonym (s)
Lecane ungulata (Gosse, 1887)
(Senior synonym)
Cathypna magna Lucks, 1898
(Junior synonym)
Cathypna magna Stenroos, 1898
(Junior synonym)
Lecane donneriana Dhanapathi, 1976
(Junior synonym)
Lecane fracida Berzins, 1982
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• 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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