Some historical specimens of rotifers examined by scanning electron microscopy

  • C. G. Hussey
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)


Scanning electron micrographs have been prepared of two species of rotifer, Floscularia ringens (Linnaeus, 1758) and Asplanchna priodonta Gosse, 1850, from specimens stored in the collections of the British Museum (Natural History) for over seventy years. It is believed that these include the first scanning electron micrographs of a sessile rotifer.


rotifers scanning electron microscopy Floscularia ringens Asplanchna priodonta 


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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Hussey
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  1. 1.British Museum (Natural History)LondonEngland

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