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Rotifers

Lecanidae

  

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Family Lecanidae

The two genii of Lecanids in the Great Lakes are distinguished by the number of toes. Lecane sp. have two toes whereas Monostyla sp. have one toes.

Image Link Scientific Name Lake Superior Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake Erie Lake Ontario Habitat
  Lecane spp.   x x x x Common to shallow, littoral areas; frequent in eutrophic environments such as harbors and river mouths. Late spring through fall.
  Lecane arcula       x    
L. clara Lecane clara           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
Lecane crepida Lecane crepida       x    
L. curvicornis Lecane curvicornis       x    
Lecane flexilis courtesy of M Plewka Lecane flexilis     x x    
L. hastata Lecane hastata       x    
Lecane inermis Lecane inermis            
  Lecane inopinata       x   Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
  Lecane intrasinuata           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
L. leontina Lecane leontina            
L. ligona Lecane ligona           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
Lecane ludwigi Lecane ludwigi       x    
Lecane luna Lecane luna   x x x x  
Lecane mira Lecane mira            
L. mucronata Lecane mucronata     x      
Lecane ohioensis Lecane ohioensis       x    
L. pyrrha Lecane pyrrha           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
L. signifera Lecane signifera           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
L. stichaea Lecane stichaea           Ponds and inland lakes of the Great Lakes region.
Lecane stokesi Lecane stokesi            
 Lecane tenuiseta courtesy of M Plewka Lecane tenuiseta       x    
Lecane tudicola Lecane tudicola       x    
Lecane ungulata Lecane ungulata       x    
  Monostyla spp.   x x x x Common to shallow littoral areas, frequently found in the limnetic zone especially of eutrophic areas. Found late spring through fall.
Monostyla bulla Monostyla bulla x     x x  
Monostyla closterocerca Monostyla closterocerca   x x x    
Monostyla copeis Monostyla copeis x     x    
L. cornuta Monostyla cornuta       x    
  Monostyla crenata           Found in inland lakes of the region.
  Monostyla depressa x          
L. hamata Monostyla hamata       x    
Monostyla lunaris Monostyla lunaris x x x x    
L. obtusa Monostyla obtusa     x      
L. pyriformis Monostyla pyriformis       x    
Monostyla quadridentata Monostyla quadridentata       x    
  Monostyla rhopalura       x    
  Monostyla rugosa       x    
Monostyla stenroosi Monostyla stenroosi       x    

Based on: A Guide to the Rotifers of the Laurentian Great Lakes. RS Stemberger. 1979. U.S. EPA. EPA-600.
with additions from:
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.A Lakewide Comparison of Zooplankton Biomass and Its Species Composition in Lake Erie, 1983-87. Makarewicz, Joseph C.J. Great Lakes Res. 19(2):275-290. 1993.
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.A Decade of Predatory Control of Zooplankton Species Composition of Lake Michigan. Makarewicz, Joseph C., Bertram, Paul, Lewis, Theodore, and Brown, Jr., Edward H. J. Great Lakes Res. 21(4):620-640. 1995.
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Feasibility of Shoreside Monitoring of the Great Lakes. Makarewicz, Joseph C. J. Great Lakes Res. 17(3):344-360. 1991.
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Lake Huron Rotifer and Crustacean Zooplankton, APRIL-JULY, 1980. Evans, Marlene S. J. Great Lakes Res. 12(4):281-292. 1986.
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Seasonal Abundance of Planktonic Rotifers in a Nearshore Area of Central Lake Michigan. Duffy, Walter G., and Liston, Charles R. J. Great Lakes Res. 4(1):46-49. 1978.
Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Lake Superior: an invasion coldspot? 2003. Igor A. Grigorovich, Alexei V. Korniushin, Derek K. Gray, Ian C. Duggan, Robert I. Colautti& Hugh J. MacIsaac. Hydrobiologia 499: 191-210.

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Lecane arcula

 

 

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Lecane clara

L. clara

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Profile: Inland in the Great Lakes region

 

Lecane crepida

Lecane crepida

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane crepida = Distyla gissensis

Profile: 90um.

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Lecane curvicornis

L. curvicornis

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Lecane flexilis

Lecane flexilis

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Michael Plewka

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Alternative Names: Lecane flexilis = Distyla flexilis

Profile: 75-80um.

 

Lecane hastata

L. hastata

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Lecane inermis

Lecane inermis

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Profile: The only Great Lakes species of Lecane without a well-developed lorica (shell). 86um.

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Lecane inopinata

 

Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region.

 

Lecane intrasinuata

 

Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region

 

Lecane leontina

L. leontina

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Alternative Names: Lecane leontina = Cathypna leontina

Profile: 145-240um.

 

Lecane ligona

L. ligona

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Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region

 

Lecane ludwigi

Lecane ludwigi

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane ludwigi = Distyla ludwigi

Profile: 162um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lecane luna

Lecane luna

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane luna = Cathypna luna

Profile: 135um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lecane mira

Lecane mira

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Profile: 145um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Lecane mucronata

L. mucronata

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Profile: 126um.

 

Lecane ohioensis

Lecane ohioensis

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane ohioensis = Distyla ohioensis

Profile: 116um.

 

Lecane pyrrha

L. pyrrha

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Information provided with the permission of The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region.

 

Lecane signifera

L. signifera

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Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region.

 

Lecane stichaea

L. stichaea

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Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region

 

Lecane stokesi

Lecane stokesi

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane stokesi = Distyla stokesi

Profile: 130um.

 

Lecane tenuiseta

Lecane tenuiseta

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.Michael Plewka

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Profile: 73um.

 

Lecane tudicola

Lecane tudicola

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Profile: 110um.

 

Lecane ungulata

Lecane ungulata

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Lecane ungulata = Cathypna ungulata

Profile: 255um.

More photos and information:

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Monostyla bulla

Monostyla bulla

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 118um.

More photos and information:

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Monostyla closterocerca

Monostyla closterocerca

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 78um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Monostyla copeis

Monostyla copeis

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 94um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Monostyla cornuta

L. cornuta

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Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 138um.

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Monostyla crenata

 

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: Inland lakes in the Great Lakes region

 

Monostyla hamata

L. hamata

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Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

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Monostyla lunaris

Monostyla lunaris

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 118um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Monostyla obtusa

L. obtusa

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Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 80um.

 

Monostyla pyriformis

L. pyriformis

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Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

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Monostyla quadridentata

Monostyla quadridentata

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 142um.

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Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

 

Monostyla rhopalura

 

 

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

 

 

Monostyla rugosa

 

 

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

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Monostyla stenroosi

Monostyla stenroosi

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site.An Image-Based Key To The Zooplankton Of The Northeast (USA)

Alternative Names: Monostyla = Lecane

Profile: 118um.

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