Check List 8(1): 135-137, doi: 10.15560/8.1.135
Rotifera of the Três Lagoas Lake Complex, João Pessoa, state of Paraíba, Brazil
expand article infoLays Tamara Dantas-Silva, Ênio Wocyli Dantas
‡ Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Brazil
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The aim of the present study was to survey the rotifer composition of the Três Lagoas Lake Complex in the city of João Pessoa, state of Paraíba, Brazil. These urban lakes receive waste from the surrounding neighborhoods. Samples were carried out every two months between August 2008 and August 2009. The rotifers were identified using an optical microscope and specialized literature. Seventeen species were found, distributed among eight families and ten genera. Brachionidae was the most representative family. There were four new records for the state of Paraíba – Asplanchna priodonta (Gosse, 1850), Asplanchna sp., Rotaria rotatoria (Pallas, 1766) and Squatinella sp.
zooplankton; Rotifera; species inventory; urban lakes; Paraíba, Brazil