Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Rotifera > Class Eurotatoria > Subclass Monogononta > Superorder Pseudotrocha > Order Ploima > Family Brachionidae > Genus Brachionus

Brachionus plicatilis Müller, 1786

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BrachionusPallas, 1766accepted genus name


basis of record

O'Reilly, M. (2001). Rotifera, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 149-151

additional source

De Ridder, M. (1963). Recherches sur les Rotifières des eaux saumâtres: 10. Les Rotifières planktoniques de Nieuport et environs [Research on Rotifera of brackish waters: 10. The planktonic Rotifera of Nieuwpoort and surroundings]. Med. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 39(4): 1-39

additional source

Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. (Zootaxa 1564). 104 pp.

additional source

Shiel, R.; Smales, L.; Sterrer, W.; Duggan, I.C.; Pichelin, S.; Green, J.D. (2009). Phylum Gnathifera: lesser jaw worms, rotifers, thorny-headed worms, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 137-158.

additional source

Sørensen, M. V. 2009. Rotifera of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 533–537 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.





External Links

Barcode of Life (181 barcodes)
GenBank (53531 nucleotides; 537 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (59 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Rotifera Collection


Segers, H. (2014). Brachionus plicatilis. In: Segers, H. (Ed.) (2014). World Rotifera database from FADA. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:134982




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