Ref ID : 1417

Walter Koste, Russell J. Shiel, and M.A. Brock; Rotifera from Western Australian wetlands with descriptions of two new species. Hydrobiologia 104:9-17, 1983
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Notes : The rotifer fauna of 100 fresh and saline wetlands of southwest Western Australia is documented. A systematic list of 83 recorded taxa is given, with eleven new records for the continent and two new species (Brachionus pinneenaus n. sp. and Lecane boorali n. sp.) described and figured. Species assemblages are distinct from those of eastern Australia, with predominant taxa halophilous or indicative of ephemeral waters. Evolutionary and biogeographical relationships of the Western Australian rotifers are considered.