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Macrochaetus collinsi(Gosse, 1867)

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RotiferaMonogonontaPloimaTrichotriidaeMacrochaetuscollinsi
Distribution
The species is considered warm stenotherm, but has also been recorded from temperate parts of North America.
Characteristics
The animal is minute (lorica length 50  120 µm), but easily recognized by the strongly ornamented lorica and the strong spines on the dorsal lorica plate and around the foot opening. Identification of species of
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported BySorensen, Martin V
LocalityThe species was found in plankton from the drinking water reservoir near Bocas del Toro.
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Jolyon Faria
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