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Trichocerca cylindrica
Phylum Rotifera
Class Monogononta
Order Ploima
Family Trichocercidae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Body elongate and cylindrical; anterior projection is hooked.
  • Body length = 260 - 310 µm, toe = 230 - 320 µm.
  • One of the most common in the Great Lakes.
  • Associated with eutrophic waters.
Additional Notes
  • Trichocerca can use pedal glands to produce mucous secretions to attach to substrates. The secretions may also be an energetic mechanism to stay suspended in the water column.
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