Vol. 45 No. 1, 2006
Some Marine Rotifera from Réunion Island, with a Description of a New Species of Lindia Harring and Myers, 1924 and one of Synchaeta Ehrenberg, 1832
Willem H. De Smet
of Biology, Section Polar Ecology, Limnology and Palaeobiology,
University of Antwerp, Campus Middelheim, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020
Antwerpen, Belgium. E-mail: email@example.com
Willem H. De Smet (2006) The
rotifer fauna of 2 samples from the marine littoral zone of Réunion I.
(Indian Ocean) was studied. In total 12 taxa were identified, of which
the monogononts Lindia elsae sp. nov. (Lindiidae) and Synchaeta squamadigitata sp. nov. (Synchaetidae) are described herein. Lindia elsae
sp. nov. is characterized by conical toes, a long fulcrum, short
anterior manubrial branches running parallel to the main branches, and
a complex, single epipharyngeal element with 2 serrate semicircular
parts. Synchaeta squamadigitata
sp. nov. is diagnosed by the short cylindrical toes terminating in a
short, rounded squamose part, with subterminal and ventrolateral
tubuli. Concise comments are provided on the other species found.
Key words: Rotifera, Marine, Lindia elsae, Synchaeta squamadigitata, New species.
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