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Table 2 Rotifer species and their ecological characteristics recorded in the two sampling sites of Qi'ao Island

From: Distinct difference of littoral rotifer community structure in two mangrove wetlands of Qi'ao Island, Pearl River estuary, China

Species Sampling sites Ecological characteristics
MS TC
Bdelloid spp.    
Anuraeopsis coelata de Beauchamp, 1932   + Haloxenous
Asplanchna brightwellii Gosse, 1850 + + Haloxenous
Beauchampiella eudactylota (Gosse, 1886) +   Haloxenous
Brachionus angularis Gosse, 1851 + + Euryhaline
Brachionus budapestinensis Daday, 1885   + Haloxenous
Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas, 1766 + + Euryhaline
Brachionus caudatus Barrois & Daday, 1894 + + Haloxenous
Brachionus dimidiatus Bryce, 1931a   + Euryhaline
Brachionus diversicornis (Daday, 1883) +   Haloxenous
Brachionus falcatus Zacharias, 1898 + + Haloxenous
Brachionus ibericus Ciros-Peréz, Gómez & Serra, 2001 + + Stenohaline
Brachionus murphyi Sudzuki, 1989   + Haloxenous
Brachionus nilsoni Ahlstrom, 1940 + + Haloxenous
Brachionus plicatilis Müller, 1786 + + Stenohaline
Brachionus quadridentatus Hermann, 1783   + Euryhaline
Brachionus rotundiformis Tschugunoff, 1921 + + Stenohaline
Brachionus rubens Ehrenberg, 1838   + Euryhaline
Brachionus urceolaris Müller, 1773 + + Euryhaline
Cephalodella catellina (Müller, 1786)   + Euryhaline
Cephalodella cf. gibba (Ehrenberg, 1830) + + Euryhaline
Cephalodella cf. innesi Myers, 1924 + + Euryhaline?
Cephalodella cf. misgurnus Wulfert, 1937 +   Haloxenous?
Cephalodella sp.1   +  
Cephalodella sp.2 +   
Colurella adriatica Ehrenberg, 1831 + + Euryhaline
Colurella anodonta Carlin, 1939a   + Euryhaline
Colurella colurus (Ehrenberg, 1830) +   Euryhaline
Colurella psammophila Segers & Chittapun, 2001a +   Haloxenous
Colurella sanoamuangae Chittapun, Pholpunthin & Segers, 1999a + + Haloxenous
Colurella uncinata bicuspidata (Ehrenberg, 1832) +   Euryhaline
Colurella sp. 1 + + Euryhaline?
Colurella sp. 2 +   
Encentrum marinum (Dujardin, 1841) + + Euryhaline
Encentrum longidens Donner, 1943a + + Haloxenous
Encentrum wiszniewskii Wulfert, 1939a +   Haloxenous
Encentrum cf. limicola Otto, 1936 +   Stenohaline
Encentrum (Isoencentrum) sp. 1 +   Stenohaline
Encentrum (Pseudencentrum) sp. 2   + Stenohaline
Encentrum sp. 3 +   
Encentrum sp. 4 +   
Epiphanes macroura (Barrois & Daday, 1894)   + Euryhaline
Euchlanis dilatata Ehrenberg, 1832 +   Euryhaline
Filinia branchiata (Rousselet, 1901) + + Haloxenous
Filinia longiseta (Ehrenberg, 1834) + + Euryhaline
Filinia novaezealandiae Shiel & Sanoamuang, 1993 + + Haloxenous
Hexarthra fennica (Levander, 1892) + + Stenohaline
Hexarthra intermedia (Wiszniewski, 1929) + + Euryhaline
Hexarthra mira (Hudson, 1871)   + Euryhaline
Hexarthra oxyuris (Sernov, 1903)a   + Stenohaline
Itura cf. deridderae Segers, 1993   +  
Keratella cochlearis (Gosse, 1851)   + Euryhaline
Keratella procurva (Thorpe, 1891)   + Haloxenous
Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907) + + Euryhaline
Lecane baimaii Sanoamuang & Savatenalinton, 1999a +   Euryhaline
Lecane bulla (Gosse, 1851) + + Euryhaline
Lecane closterocerca (Schmarda, 1859)   + Euryhaline
Lecane donneri Chengalath & Mulamoottil, 1974a   + Euryhaline
Lecane grandis (Murray, 1913)   + Stenohaline
Lecane hamata (Stokes, 1896) +   Haloxenous
Lecane hastata (Murray, 1913) +   Euryhaline
Lecane luna (Müller, 1776)   + Euryhaline
Lecane punctata (Murray, 1913)   + Euryhaline
Lecane pyriformis (Daday, 1905)   + Haloxenous
Lecane quadridentata (Ehrenberg, 1830) + + Euryhaline
Lecane stenroosi (Meissner, 1908) + + Euryhaline
Lepadella acuminata (Ehrenberg, 1834) +   Euryhaline
Lepadella patella (Müller, 1773) + + Euryhaline
Lepadella sp. +   
Lindia sp. +   
Notholca sp. + + Stenohaline
Paradicranophorus sinus De Smet, 2003a +   Stenohaline
Platyias quadricornis (Ehrenberg, 1832) + +  
Polyarthra dolichoptera Idelson, 1925   + Euryhaline
Polyarthra indica Segers & Babu, 1999a + + Haloxenous
Polyarthra vulgaris Carlin, 1943 + + Euryhaline
Polyarthra sp. 1 + + Haloxenous
Polyarthra sp. 2 + + Haloxenous
Proales similis de Beauchamp, 1907a + + Stenohaline
Resticula melandocus (Gosse, 1887) +   Euryhaline
Synchaeta arcifera Xu, 1998 + + Stenohaline
Synchaeta bicornis Smith, 1904a + + Stenohaline
Synchaeta elsteri Hauer, 1963a + + Stenohaline
Synchaeta cf. kitina Rousselet, 1902 + + Euryhaline
Synchaeta oblonga Ehrenberg, 1832 + + Euryhaline
Synchaeta stylata Wierzejski, 1893   + Euryhaline
Synchaeta vorax Rousselet, 1902a   + Stenohaline
Synchaeta sp. +   Stenohaline
Testudinella patina (Hermann, 1783) +   Euryhaline
Testudinella pseudobscura Wei, De Smet & Xu, 2011b   + Stenohaline
Testudinella quadilobata Wei, De Smet & Xu, 2011b +   Stenohaline
Testudinella zhujiangensis Wei, De Smet & Xu, 2010b + + Stenohaline
Trichocerca marina (Daday, 1890) +   Stenohaline
Trichocerca pusilla (Jennings, 1903) + + Euryhaline
Trichocerca sp. +   
  1. MS, mangrove swamp site; TC, tidal creek site. aNew rotifer records of China; bPublished new rotifer species found in this survey; +, species occurred in the sampling site.