Lecane luna   (Muller,  1776) (Rotifer)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Order:Ploima
Family:Lecanidae

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Description
Size: Total length 240-250 µm; max. width 160-180 µm; length of the ventral plate 201-212 µm; length of the toe with claw 50-55 µm; length of the claw 7-8 µm.

Lorica nearly subcircular. Anterior dorsal margin straight, ventral margin with a broad ‘U’ shaped sinus. Posterior segment small, second foot with two toes. Toes slender, long, each ending in a stout claw.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2002)
• Kerala, Veli Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Lake INDIA (Record: 02/1996-01/1997)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Periakadavu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh 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
  • Gopakumar, G and Jayaprakas, V (2003) Community structure and succession of brackishwater rotifers in relation to ecological parameters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 20-30 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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