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Mytilina ventralisEhrenberg, 1832

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RotiferaMonogonontaPloimaMytilinidaeMytilinaventralis
Habitat
Cosmopolitan.
Characteristics
Species of the genus Mytilina are recognized by their laterally compressed loricate body with a dorsal sulcus. The anterior margins of the lateral lorica plates in Mytilina ventralis are convex, and the species is recognized by the presence of a small, almost thorn on each of the anterior lorica margins, and the absence of corresponding thorns near the dorsal sulcus on the anterior margin.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported BySorensen, Martin V
LocalityThe species was found in plankton from the drinking water reservoir near Bocas del Toro.
Compiled by
Jolyon Faria
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