Rotifer associations of some wetlands in Ontario, Canada

  • Thomas Nogrady
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 52)


The rotifer assemblage of a small marsh-pond and one large marsh/swamp system in the Kingston, Ontario area was investigated for four years. The remarkably diverse (177 species) rotifer fauna contained many species considered very rare. Autecological and taxonomic description of some of these species is presented, and the wider implications of wetland investigations are discussed. The following species are new for Canada: Collotheca trilobata, Diplois daviesiae, Encentrum tyrphos, Eosphora thoides, Itura chamadis, Notommata fasciola, Pleurotrochopsis anebodica, Trichocerca bicuspes, Trochosphaera solstitialis.

Key words

rotifers wetlands marsh Pleurotrochopsis anebodica Trichocerca bicuspes 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Nogrady
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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