Substrate selection and larval settlement by Cupelopagis vorax

  • Nancy M. Butler
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)


Cupelopagis vorax was sampled for one year with a glass slide sampler. Slides were collected every two weeks and the numbers and locations of settled individuals noted. Reproductive condition of the collected rotifers was recorded. The population appeared suddenly and rapidly attained peak numbers. C. vorax shows a distinct preference for the underside of horizontally-oriented surfaces. Sexual reproduction occurred when the number of settling individuals was maximum.


rotifers Cupelopagis vorax sessile rotifers sexual reproduction substrate selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy M. Butler
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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