Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Trunk saccate, large, very transparent, occasionally with humps. Foot very short and ventral, or absent. Intestine and cloacal opening absent. Rudimentary pedal glands present or pedal glands absent. One cerebral and two lateral eyespots. Corona a single, interrupted ring of cilia. Apical field more or less strongly bulging with tufts of cilia. Vitellarium spherical, sacciform or horseshoe-shaped. Ovoviviparous. Trophi large, long rami with pointed, simple or bifid tips; projected from the mouth to grasp prey. Fulcrum short. Unci and manubria strongly reduced.

TYPE SPECIES ‒ Asplanchna priodonta Gosse, 1851

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 17 specimens in 4 taxa.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 16

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 16
 
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Associations

Known predators

Asplanchna (Asplanchna pelagic rotifers) is prey of:
Diptera
Actinopterygii
Coregonus albula
Coregonus lavaretus
salakka
Perca fluviatilis
Gymnocephalus cernus
Rutilus rutilus
Asplanchna
Insecta
Notemigonus crysoleucas
Lepomis gibbosus
Notropis cornutus
Semotilus atromaculatus
Perca flavescens
Micropterus salmoides
Ambloplites rupestris
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Notemigonus crysoleucus
Diacyclops thomasi
Tropocyclops prasinus
Epischura lacustris
Leptodora kindtii
Polyphemus pediculus
Monogonanta
Mesocyclops edax

Based on studies in:
Uganda (Lake or pond)
USA: New York, Bridge Brook (Lake or pond)
Finland (Lake or pond, Pelagic)
unknown (Temporary pool)
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
  • J. Sarvala, Paarjarven energiatalous, Luonnon Tutkija 78(4-5):181-190, from p. 184 (1974).
  • J. Sarvala, Paarjarven energiatalous, Luonnon Tutkija 78:181-190, from p. 185.
  • M. J. Burgis, I. G. Dunn, G. G. Ganf, L. M. McGowan and A. B. Viner, Lake George, Uganda: Studies on a tropical freshwater ecosystem. In: Productivity Problems of Freshwaters, Z. Kajak and A. Hillbricht-Ilkowska, Eds. (Polish Scientific, Warsaw, 1972), p
  • Martinez ND (1991) Artifacts or attributes? Effects of resolution on the Little Rock Lake food web. Ecol Monogr 61:367–392
  • S. H. Hurlbert, M. S. Mulla, and H. R. Willson, Effects of an organophosphorus insecticide on the phytoplankton, zooplankton, and insect populations of freshwater ponds, Ecol. Monog. 42(1):269-299, from p. 293 (1972).
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Known prey organisms

  • Havens K (1992) Scale and structure in natural food webs. Science 257:1107–1109
  • J. Sarvala, Paarjarven energiatalous, Luonnon Tutkija 78(4-5):181-190, from p. 184 (1974).
  • J. Sarvala, Paarjarven energiatalous, Luonnon Tutkija 78:181-190, from p. 185.
  • M. J. Burgis, I. G. Dunn, G. G. Ganf, L. M. McGowan and A. B. Viner, Lake George, Uganda: Studies on a tropical freshwater ecosystem. In: Productivity Problems of Freshwaters, Z. Kajak and A. Hillbricht-Ilkowska, Eds. (Polish Scientific, Warsaw, 1972), p
  • Martinez ND (1991) Artifacts or attributes? Effects of resolution on the Little Rock Lake food web. Ecol Monogr 61:367–392
  • S. H. Hurlbert, M. S. Mulla, and H. R. Willson, Effects of an organophosphorus insecticide on the phytoplankton, zooplankton, and insect populations of freshwater ponds, Ecol. Monog. 42(1):269-299, from p. 293 (1972).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:106
Specimens with Sequences:76
Specimens with Barcodes:73
Species:8
Species With Barcodes:8
Public Records:11
Public Species:4
Public BINs:3
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Barcode data

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