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Rotifers from China (Western Guangdong Province), with description of Lecane zhanjiangensis sp. nov. (Rotifera: Monogononta: Lecanidae)

Department of Ecology and Institute of Hydrobiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China.
Department of Biosciences, University of Salzburg, A–5020 Salzburg, Austria.
Department of Ecology and Institute of Hydrobiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China.
taxonomy estuary littoral Ptygura new records Rotifera


Littoral rotifers were collected in three prefectural cities of the little studied Western Guangdong Province (Yangjiang, Maoming and Zhanjiang) in April 2017 and in July 2018. Fifty-six monogonont taxa, including two subspecies/variations, were found. Lecane zhanjiangensis sp. nov., a new brackish-water species from the littoral zone of Shimenhe River Estuary in Zhanjiang, is described. It is characterized by large semicircular projections antero-laterally on the dorsal plate, each equipped with three to five minute spines, and a pair of large acutely pointed projections antero-laterally on the ventral head aperture margin. In addition, three new rotifer records for China, viz. Brachionus cf. caudatus var. indica Novotná-Dvořáková, 1963, Ptygura libera Myers, 1934 and P. thalenoiensis Meksuwan, Pholpunthin & Segers, 2011 are also presented. [Species zoobank registraion:]


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