Kutikova L.A. 2008. [Five species of rotifers of the family Flosculariidae (Rotifera), their larvae and metamorphosis] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.4 (for 2007). No.2: 161–170 [in Russian, with English summary].

Zoological Institute RAS, Saint-Petersburg, 199034, Russia. E-mail: ludkut@mail.ru

KEY WORDS: Rotifera, Flosculariidae, sessile and colonial rotifers, larval metamorphosis.

ABSTRACT: The descriptions of morphological structures of five species of rotifers of the family Flosculariidae — Floscularia janus (Hudson, 1881), Ptygura pilula (Cubitt, 1872), Beauchampia crucigera (Dutrochet, 1812), Limnias melicerta Weisse, 1848, Lacinularia ismailoviensis (Poggenpol, 1872) — are expanded and updated. The larval metamorphosis of species from several genera is described.

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