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Keratella tropica
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Keratella tropica. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend. , more
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Keratella tropica - Tropisch puzzelraderdier, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 409-415, more

Keyword
    Keratella tropica (Apstein, 1907) [WoRMS]

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  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more

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  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    Keratella tropica is, like most rotifers, widespread. This animal lives in tropical and subtropical freshwaters, but the species also thrives in temperate areas during the summer. This rotifer is a free-swimming species that tolerates brackish water. It ended up in our regions via the ballast water of ships travelling through channels or via birds. In 1974, the first Belgian observation occurred in the Donk Lake and the Watersportbaan in Ghent (East Flanders). Today, the species has colonised the headwaters of the Scheldt and Sea Scheldt.

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