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Trichocerca rousseleti
Phylum Rotifera
Class Monogononta
Order Ploima
Family Trichocercidae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Nine mucrones (or folds) on anterior margin.
  • Body length = 85 - 110 µm, longest toe = 30 µm.
  • Among the most commonly reported species in Great Lakes.
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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