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Rotifera from north and northeast Anatolia (Turkey)


Samples from 21 freshwater sites in Turkey yielded 91 different species of Rotifera, 42 of which are new to the Turkish fauna.

Lepadella costatoides n. sp. is described and L. costata Wulfert is redescribed. L. christineae Koste is synonymised with L. quinquecostata (Lucks). Remarks on the intraspecific variability of some species of Lecane are given. L. pomiformis Edmondson is added to the synonymy of L. pyriformis (Daday). The synonymy of the latter with L. paraclosterocerca Pennak is confirmed.

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Segers, H., Emir, N. & Mertens, J. Rotifera from north and northeast Anatolia (Turkey). Hydrobiologia 245, 179–189 (1992).

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Key words

  • rotifera
  • zoogeography
  • Turkey
  • taxonomy
  • L. costatoides