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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 113–130 | Cite as

A review of the rotifer fauna of the Sudan

  • M. de Ridder
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Abstract

A collection of rotifers contained in samples from the Blue, White and joint Niles in the Sudan, the Red Sea Hills, and Jebel Marra mountains is studied, and the previous literature on the rotifera of Sudan is reviewed. A total of 145 rotifer taxa are now known from this country. Ecological and distributional notes on selected species are added. Besides cosmopolitan, pantropical, and tropical species, a small but significant fraction of the fauna is of northern origin, possibly reflecting climatic conditions of the late-Pleistocene.

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Sudan rotifers taxonomy biogeography Africa 

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