Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 39, Number 3, September 2003
|Page(s)||273 - 280|
|Published online||15 March 2009|
Pourriotia carcharodonta, a new genus and species of monogonont rotifer from subantarctic Îles Kerguelen (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises)
University of Antwerp, R.U.C.A.-campus, Department of Biology, Section Polar Ecology, Limnology and Palaeobiology. Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen, Belgium.
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Pourriotia carcharodonta gen. et sp. nov. is described from freshwater plankton collected at the subantarctic Kerguelen islands. The new taxon is provisionally placed in the Notommatidae. Main diagnostic characters separating the new taxon and the other genera of the family are provided by the morphology of the trophi. Apical rami chambers with toothed inner margin and blunt projection on outer margin. Apical rami teeth and subuncinal teeth with accessory spines. Proximal margin of major uncinal teeth firmly connected to distal margin of apical chambers, forming grasping unit. Fulcrum dumb-bell-shaped. Information is presented on the trophi structure of the genus Pleurata (Notommatidae).
Key words: Rotifera / Notommatidae / Pourriotia carcharodonta / new genus / new species / Kerguelen Islands / subantarctica / freshwater / Pleurata
© Université Paul Sabatier, 2003
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