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Two new brackish-water species of Testudinella (Rotifera: Testudinellidae) from Qi’ao Island in the Pearl River estuary, China, with a key to marine and brackish-water Testudinella
Wei, N.; De Smet, W.H.; Xu, R. (2011). Two new brackish-water species of Testudinella (Rotifera: Testudinellidae) from Qi’ao Island in the Pearl River estuary, China, with a key to marine and brackish-water Testudinella. Zootaxa 3051(3051): 41-56
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
    Brackish water; New species; Rotifera [WoRMS]; Testudinella Bory de St. Vincent, 1826 [WoRMS]; China, People's Rep. [Marine Regions]; Brackish water

Authors  Top 
  • Wei, N.
  • De Smet, W.H., more
  • Xu, R.

Abstract
    Two new species of the rotifer genus Testudinella (Rotifera, Monogononta, Testudinellidae), T. pseudobscura sp. nov.and T. quadrilobata sp. nov., are described from the intertidal zone of a brackish-water tidal river and a mangrove swamp on Qi’ao Island in the Pearl River estuary, Guangdong province, southern China. Both species belong to T. clypeata (Müller, 1786)— T. obscura Althaus, 1957 group on account of possessing a proximal fulcrum opening, a slit-like foot opening and living in thalassic waters. The trophi of Testudinella zhujiangensis Wei, De Smet & Xu, 2010 are redescribed, and a key to the marine and brackish- water Testudinella species know to date is presented.

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