Opportunist rotifers: colonising species of young ponds in Surrey, England

  title={Opportunist rotifers: colonising species of young ponds in Surrey, England},
  author={Rosalind M. Pontin},
Two young ponds of known age were investigated and their populations of rotifers and other organisms compared. The earliest colonisers appeared after a few days and included the rotifers Keratella valga (Ehrb.) and Brachionus urceolaris Müller, the cladoceran Daphnia obtusa Kurz and cyclopoid copepods. The rotifers quickly produced males and resting eggs, as well as large numbers of parthenogenetic females. These herbivorous species were followed by an omnivorous Asplanchna species. These… CONTINUE READING

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