Lecane leontina   (Turner,  1892) (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Eurotatoria

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Size: Total length 200-220 µm; length of the dorsal plate 118-120 µm; length of the ventral plate 125-129 µm; length of the toe with claw 102-110 µm; length of the claw 13-16 µm.

Lorica nearly subcircular, slightly stippled. Anterior spines small, slightly developed. Ventral margin with a broad ‘V’ shaped sinus. Toes two, slender, long, and ending in pointed claw with basal spicule.

Synonym (s)
Cathypna biloba Daday, 1905
(Junior synonym)
Cathypna macrodactyla Daday, 1898
(Junior synonym)
Cathypna scutaria Stokes, 1897
(Junior synonym)
Lecane leontina (Turner, 1892)
(Senior synonym)
Lecane thomassoni Wulfert, 1965
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


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