, Volume 264, Issue 1, pp 55–60 | Cite as

Additional notes on taxonomy and ecology of Anuraeopsis miracleae Koste, 1991 (Rotatoria:Monogononta) from an Austrian alpine lake

  • Christian D. Jersabek
  • Walter Koste


Although closely resembling Anuraeopsis fissa, Anuraeopsis miracleae constitutes a well defined species, being more highly adapted to microaerobic, cold environments. Our observations on the Austrian population are compared with information available on specimens from the type locality in Spain. Morphological discrepancies, especially concerning characteristics of Weber's organ and shape of the eggs are described and discussed. General ecological features indicate that the species is not restricted to meromictic or stratified lakes.

To agree with the provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature the original spelling of A. miraclei Koste, 1991 is emended to A. miracleae Koste, 1991.

Key words

Anuraeopsis nomenclature morphology ecology Weber's organ egg-carrying 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bērziņš, B. & B. Pejler, 1989a. Rotifer occurrence in relation to temperature. Hydrobiologia 175: 223–231.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bērziņš, B. & B. Pejler, 1989b. Rotifer occurrence in relation to oxygen content. Hydrobiologia 183: 165–172.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bogaert, G. & H. J. Dumont, 1989. Community structure and coexistence of the rotifers of an artificial crater lake. In C. Ricci, T. W. Snell & C. E. King (eds), Rotifer Symposium V. Developments in Hydrobiology 52. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht: 167–179. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 186/187.Google Scholar
  4. De Beauchamp, P. M., 1909. Recherches sur les rotifères:: les formations tégumentaires et l'appareil digestif. Arch. Zool. exp. gén. 10: 1–410.Google Scholar
  5. Donner, J., 1943. Zur Rotatorienfauna Südmährens. Zool. Anz. 143: 21–33.Google Scholar
  6. Esparcia, A., J. Armengol, E. Vicente & M. R. Miracle, 1991. Vertical distribution of Anuraeopsis species related to oxygen depletion in two stratified lakes. Verh. int. Ver. Limnol. 24: 2745–2749.Google Scholar
  7. Gannon, J. E. & R. S. Stemberger, 1978. Zooplankton (especially crustaceans and rotifers) as indicators of water quality. Trans. am. Microsc. Soc. 97: 16–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Hakkari, L., 1972. Zooplankton species as indicators of environment. Aqua fern. 1972: 46–54.Google Scholar
  9. Hofmann, W., 1987. Population dynamics of hypolimnetic rotifers in the Pluss-see (North Germany). In L. May, R. Wallace & A. Herzig (eds), Rotifer Symposium IV. Developments in Hydrobiology 42. Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht: 197–201. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 147.Google Scholar
  10. Hudson, C. T. & P. H. Gosse, 1886. The rotifera or wheelanimalcules, both British and foreign. London, I: 1–128; II: 1–144.Google Scholar
  11. Koste, W., 1978. Rotatoria. Die Rädertiere Mitteleuropas. Überordnung Monogononta. Begründet von M. Voigt Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin, Stuttgart. I. Textbd. VIII + 1–673, II. Tafelbd. III + 1–476.Google Scholar
  12. Koste, W., 1991. Anuraeopsis miraclei, a new planktonic rotifer species in karstic lakes of Spain. Hydrobiologia 209: 169–173.Google Scholar
  13. Miracle, M. R. & E. Vicente, 1983. Vertical distribution and rotifer concentrations in the chemocline of meromictic lakes. In B. Pejler, R. Starkweather & T. Nogrady (eds), Biology of Rotifers. Developments in Hydrobiology 14. Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague: 259–267. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 104.Google Scholar
  14. Pejler, B., 1957. Taxonomical and ecological studies on planktonic rotatoria from northern Swedish Lapland. K. V. A. Handl. 6/5: 1–68.Google Scholar
  15. Pejler, B., 1983. Zooplanktic indicators of trophy and their food. In C. Forsberg & J.-A. Johansson (eds), Forest Water Ecosystems. Developments in Hydrobiology 13. Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague: 111–114. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 101.Google Scholar
  16. Pejler, B. & B. Bērzinņš, 1989. On choice of substrate and habitat in brachionid rotifers. In C. Ricci, T. W. Snell & C. E. King (eds), Rotifer Symposium V. Developments in Hydrobiology 52. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht: 137–144. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 186/187.Google Scholar
  17. Schaber, P. & A. Schrimpf, 1984. On morphology and ecology of the Filinia-terminalis-longiseta-group (Rotatoria) in Bavarian and Tyrolean lakes. Arch. Hydrobiol. 101: 247–257.Google Scholar
  18. Sudzuki, M., 1957. Studies on the egg-carrying types in rotifera III. Genus Anuraeopsis (Japan., engl. summ.). Zool. Mag. (TOKYO) 66: 407–415.Google Scholar
  19. Weber, F., 1898. Faune rotatorienne du bassin de Léman. Rev. Suisse Zool. 5: 263–785.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian D. Jersabek
    • 1
  • Walter Koste
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalzburgInstitute of ZoologySalzburgAustria
  2. 2.QuakenbrückGermany

Personalised recommendations