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WEI Nan, JERSABEK Christian D., YANG Yufeng. Description of Cephalodella changdensis sp. nov. (Rotifera: Notommatidae) from Hunan Province, China[J]. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2020, 38(6): 1900-1906

Description of Cephalodella changdensis sp. nov. (Rotifera: Notommatidae) from Hunan Province, China

WEI Nan1,3, JERSABEK Christian D.2, YANG Yufeng3
1 South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Guangzhou 510530, China;
2 Department of Biosciences, University of Salzburg, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria;
3 Department of Ecology and Institute of Hydrobiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
A new freshwater rotifer Cephalodella changdensis sp. nov. discovered in two locations in Changde, Hunan, China, is described morphologically. The new species is characterized by body shape moderately elongate, double eyespots frontally, toes conical and almost straight, about one fourth of total length, trophi type B (classification after Wulfert, 1937), rami asymmetrical with a pair of long alulae, fulcrum inverted T-shaped (ventral/dorsal view) with dorsally directed distal projection (lateral view), and manubria asymmetrical, left one slightly longer and stronger, with J-shaped or crutch-shaped posterior ends.
Key words:    rotifer|new species|Cephalodella changdensis sp. nov.|taxonomy|trophi asymmetrical   
Received: 2019-03-19   Revised: 2019-05-16
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