Turkish Journal of ZoologyLecanid rotifers (Rotifera: Monogononta: Lecanidae) from Iran
1Faculty of Biological Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran - IRAN
2Artemia and Aquatic Animals Research Institute, Urmia University, Urmia - IRAN
Abstract: Rotifer diversity was investigated in 26 bodies of water in northwest Iran. Thirteen species of Lecanidae were identified, 6 of which are new records for Iran. The new records include Lecane flexilis (Gosse 1886), L. hamata (Stokes 1896), L. hastata (Murray 1913), L. lamellata (Daday 1893), L. papuana (Murray 1913), and L. punctata (Murray 1913). Drawings are provided, and both the seasonal and spatial distributions of the identified taxa are discussed. A brief comparison is made between the present study's results and those reported from Turkey.
Key words: Rotifera, Lecanidae, Iran
Turk. J. Zool., 35, (2011), 49-55.
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