Hydrobiologia

, Volume 418, Issue 1, pp 73–80 | Cite as

Key to the identification of the genera of bdelloid rotifers

  • Claudia Ricci
  • Giulio Melone
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Abstract

We propose a simple, user-friendly key joined to a pictorial key to the bdelloid genera, in the attempt to make bdelloid identification more accessible to non-bdelloid-specialists. The key is mostly based on illustrations rather than on descriptions, and is accompanied by an introduction of the main features readily observable in active bdelloids.

Rotifera Bdelloidea pictorial key taxonomy 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Ricci
    • 1
  • Giulio Melone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMilan UniversityMilanItaly

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