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

Colurella colurus (Ehrenberg, 1830)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus


Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ColurellaBory De St. Vincent, 1824accepted genus name
Colurus Ehrenberg, 1830 generic synonym

Species group names

Monura colurus Ehrenberg, 1830 objective synonym
Colurella longidigita Mola, 1930 subjective synonym
Colurus amblytelus Gosse, 1886 subjective synonym
Colurus compressus Lucks, 1912 subjective synonym
Colurus grallator Gosse, 1887 subjective synonym
Colurus rotundatus Daday, 1890 subjective synonym
Monura loncheres Gosse, 1887 subjective synonym


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

Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)


Segers, H. (2014). Colurella colurus (Ehrenberg, 1830). 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:134986

Hendrik Segers. Colurella colurus (Ehrenberg, 1830). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=301191




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marine, brackish, fresh, not terrestrial


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