WoRMS taxon details

Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907)

248010  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:248010)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Segers, H. (Ed.) (2018). World Rotifera database (FADA). Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=248010 on 2018-09-22
2007-11-08 12:04:59Z
2008-10-21 06:27:16Z
2008-10-28 09:00:37Z

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basis of record Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. (Zootaxa 1564). 104 pp., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2007f/zt01564p104.pdf [details]   

additional source Species composition of meso- and macrozooplankton of the Black Sea (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Oosterlee, L.; Meire, P. (2015). Onderzoek naar de gevolgen van het Sigmaplan, baggeractiviteiten en havenuitbreiding in de Zeeschelde op het milieu. Ge├»ntegreerd eindverslag van het onderzoek verricht in 2013. ECOBE 015-R173. Universiteit Antwerpen: Antwerpen. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Other [details]

From other sources
Alien species Keratella tropica is, like most rotifers, widely distributed. This species is mainly found in tropical and subtropical freshwater, but during summer it also thrives in temperate areas. This rotifer is a free-swimming species that tolerates brackish water. By transport in the ballast water of ships that pass through channels or via birds, the species reached Belgian regions. This species was first reported in Belgium in 1974 at Donkmeer, and at the Ghent Watersportbaan (East Flanders). At the moment, the species has colonized the upper reaches of the Scheldt river as wel as the Sea Scheldt. [details]
Dutch tropisch puzzelraderdier  [details]