Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 38–43 | Cite as

First Record of Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907) (Rotifera: Brachionidae) in Western Siberia

  • N. I. Yermolaeva
  • V. V. Kirillov


The paper presents materials about the first record of the tropical rotifera Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907) in Western Siberia. This rotifer was first recorded in the Krivoi Uskat River, Kemerovo oblast, in July, 2016. This river is a recipient of mine water from an open cast coal mine. The most likely way of rotifer dispersal is a transfer of meromictic eggs by waterfowl.


Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907) rotifer Tom’ River basin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novosibirsk Branch, Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBarnaulRussia

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