Title: Rotifers (Rotifera) from the inland waters and terrestrial habitats of East Antarctic oases (Enderby Land and Prydz Bay)


Rotifera from East Antarctic ; Wrotki (Rotifera) wód śródlądowych i środowisk naziemnych oaz Wschodniej Antarktyki (Enderby Land and Prydz Bay)


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The paper presents the results of rotiferological studies carried out during the set of the Belarusian Antarctic Expeditions (2007–2017) in East Antarctica (Enderby Land and Prydz Bay). The plankton samples were collected from 52 water bodies (lakes and meltwater ponds), and from terrestrial habitats (lichen fouling, algal mats) from several sites. A total of 20 species were found, 12 of them belonging to Monogononta, 8 – to Bdelloidea. Despite the presence of some cosmopolitan species and Antarctic endemics, the set of species and forms seems to be the firstly noted taxa in East Antarctica.


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