Food and growth relations of the marine microzooplankter, Synchaeta cecilia (Rotifera)

@article{Egloff2004FoodAG,
  title={Food and growth relations of the marine microzooplankter, Synchaeta cecilia (Rotifera)},
  author={David A. Egloff},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={157},
  pages={129-141}
}
The trophic interactions of the marine rotifer Synchaeta cecilia were investigated by determining its feeding and growth rates on a wide variety of marine phytoplankton and by determining its susceptibility to predation by the calanoid copepod, Acartia tonsa. Reproduction of S. cecilia was sustained in four-day feeding trails by 13 of 37 algal species tested. Growth-supporting species included species of Cryptophyceae, Dinophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Haptophyceae in sizes from 4 to 47 μm. Within… CONTINUE READING