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Brachionus calyciflorus
Phylum Rotifera
Class Monogononta
Order Ploima
Family Brachionidae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Anteromedian spines have broad base, posterior spines are often present.
  • Lorica is smooth and transparent; appears as one piece.
  • Body length is 180 - 570 µm, body width is 124 - 300 µm, posterolateral spines 0-115 µm, anterolateral
    dorsal spines 15-95µm, anteromedian dorsal spines 25-200µm.
  • Chlorella pyrenoidosa and bacteria are important food items.
Additional Notes
  • One of the most frequently encountered species in Brachionus.
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