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An overview of Synchaeta Ehrenberg, 1832 (Rotifera: Monogononta: Synchaetidae) species in the Eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea, with complementary characteristics for the trophi of S. fennica Rousselet, 1902 and S. monopus Plate, 1889; pp. 287–294

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Astra Labuce, Solvita Strake


Four species of the genus Synchaeta were identified in the waters of Liepaja harbour (coastal Eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea). Synchaeta baltica and S. monopus are common in the Baltic Sea and they co-dominated most of the samples. Synchaeta fennica was abundant during spring, but S. triophthalma was detected in October 2014 for the first time in Latvian waters. During sample analysis particular attention was paid to insufficiently described trophi of S. monopus and S. fennica. Subsequently, brief descriptions were made during analysis and complemented with images.


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