Rotifers from Thuy Tien lake and Nhu Y river in central Vietnam, with a description of Ploesoma asiaticum new species (Rotifera: Monogononta)

Submitted: 28 February 2013
Accepted: 5 June 2013
Published: 26 August 2013
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We surveyed Thuy Tien lake and Nhu Y river, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam, for rotifers from March to August 2010, and additionally in February 2012 in Thuy Tien lake. A total of 98 species-level taxa are identified, belonging to 31 genera and 21 families. Of there, 52 are first records for Vietnam, Filinia minuta (Smirnov, 1928) is new to the Oriental region and Ploesoma asiaticum n. sp. is new to science. These results increase the rotifer record for Vietnam from 122 to 174 taxa. In addition to describing the new taxon, we provide comparative illustrations including trophi scanning electron microscopy photographs of Ploesoma hudsoni (Imhof 1891).



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Supporting Agencies

Holistic Watershed Management Research Cluster National Research University Project of Thailand
Mau Trinh Dang, Khon Kaen University

Applied Taxonomic Research Center,

Hendrik Segers, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Scientific coordinator, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Freshwater Laborator
La-orsri Sanoamuang, Khon Kaen University
Head, Applied Taxonomic Research Center

How to Cite

Trinh Dang, Mau, Hendrik Segers, and La-orsri Sanoamuang. 2013. “Rotifers from Thuy Tien Lake and Nhu Y River in Central Vietnam, With a Description of Ploesoma Asiaticum New Species (Rotifera: Monogononta)”. Journal of Limnology 72 (s2):e19.

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