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

Ploesoma hudsoni (Imhof, 1891)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Gastropus Imhof, 1898

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PloesomaHerrick, 1885accepted genus name
Bipalpus Wierzejski & Zacharias, 1893 generic synonym
Dictyoderma Lauterborn, 1893 generic synonym
Gastroschiza Bergendal, 1892 generic synonym
Gomphogaster Vorce, 1888 generic synonym

Species group names

Gastropus hudsoni Imhof, 1891 objective synonym
Bipalpus vesiculosus Wierzejski & Zacharias, 1893 subjective synonym
Dictyoderma hypopus Lauterborn, 1893 subjective synonym
Gastroschiza flexilis Jagerskiold, 1892 subjective synonym
Ploesoma sibericum Daday, 1901 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

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





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Rotifera Collection
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Segers, H. (2014). Ploesoma hudsoni (Imhof, 1891). 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:135040

Hendrik Segers. Ploesoma hudsoni (Imhof, 1891). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=301682




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not marine, brackish, fresh


appendix 1 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix I which means it is threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research.
EU Birds Directive:
Annex I 2009This species is the subject of special conservation measures concerning their habitat in order to ensure their survival and reproduction in their area of distribution, according to Annex I of the EU Bird Directive 2009/147/EC.
Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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