Overview

Distribution

Biogeography

Nearctis

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Physical Description

Type Information

Collection specimen

holotype for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 993
Collection: American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
Prepared by: Myers, F J
Sex/stage/structure: female
Preparation: Slide Preparation

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Collection specimen

Non-type voucher specimen for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 0053
Collection: Hendrik Segers, personal working collection, Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Segers, H
Sex/stage/structure: females
Preparation: Slide Preparation; Microscope slide, pure Glycerine mount, DePex sealing
Specimen Count: 6

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Collection specimen

Non-type voucher specimen for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 98177
Collection: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Sex/stage/structure: females
Preparation: Slide Preparation; Microscope slide
Specimen Count: 4

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Collection specimen

Non-type voucher specimen for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 1385
Collection: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Prepared by: Myers, F J
Sex/stage/structure: females
Preparation: Slide Preparation
Specimen Count: 4

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Collection specimen

Non-type voucher specimen for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 0631
Collection: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Prepared by: Myers, F J
Sex/stage/structure: female
Preparation: Slide Preparation
Specimen Count: 1

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Collection specimen

paratypes for Keratella taurocephala Myers, 1938
Catalog number: 0230
Collection: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Prepared by: Myers, F J
Sex/stage/structure: females
Preparation: Slide Preparation
Specimen Count: 3

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Ecology

Associations

Known predators

Keratella taurocephala (Keratella taurocephala pelagic rotifers) is prey of:
Semotilus atromaculatus
Notemigonus crysoleucas
Lepomis gibbosus
Notropis cornutus
Actinopterygii
Epishura lacustris
Cyclops vernalis
Mesocyclops edax
Tropocyclops prasinus
Leptodora kindtii
Asplanchna
Perca flavescens
Micropterus salmoides
Ambloplites rupestris
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Notemigonus crysoleucus

Based on studies in:
USA: New York, Bridge Brook (Lake or pond)
USA: Wisconsin, Little Rock Lake (Lake or pond)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Havens K (1992) Scale and structure in natural food webs. Science 257:1107–1109
  • Martinez ND (1991) Artifacts or attributes? Effects of resolution on the Little Rock Lake food web. Ecol Monogr 61:367–392
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Known prey organisms

Keratella taurocephala (Keratella taurocephala pelagic rotifers) preys on:
Cryptomonas ovata
Cryptomonas erosa
nanoflagellates
Chroococcus
Merismopedia
Gomphosphaeria
Rhabdoderma
Aphanothece
Crucigenia
Euastrum
Oocystis
Schroederia
Tetraedron
Ankistrodesmus
Elakatothrix
Scenedesmus
Chroomonas
Cryptomonas

Based on studies in:
USA: New York, Bridge Brook (Lake or pond)
USA: Wisconsin, Little Rock Lake (Lake or pond)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Havens K (1992) Scale and structure in natural food webs. Science 257:1107–1109
  • Martinez ND (1991) Artifacts or attributes? Effects of resolution on the Little Rock Lake food web. Ecol Monogr 61:367–392
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Source: SPIRE

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