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Eight new records of monogonont and bdelloid rotifers from Korea

  • Song, Min Ok (Department of Biology, Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • Received : 2013.12.02
  • Accepted : 2014.01.21
  • Published : 2014.02.28

Abstract

The rotifers collected from a brackish water zone as well as various terrestrial habitats such as mosses, ichens, and leaf litter at seven different locations in Korea were investigated. Eight species/subspecies belonging to five genera in five families of monogonont and bdelloid rotifers new to Korea were identified: Encentrum incisum, Encentrum uncinatum, Cephalodella innesi, Adineta gracilis, Macrotrachella timida timida, Macrotrachella timida inquies, Habrotrocha pavida and Habrotrocha scabropyga. Five bdelloids are new to Asia as well. Notably, these eight Korean new records included three rare species. H. scabropyga is recorded outside its type locality for the first time. For M. timida timida, this study is the third record after its description. In addition, E. incisum has been reported only from Austria, Germany and Russia before the present study.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)

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