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Invertebrates recorded from the Salton Sea

TAXON


HABITAT
P=planktonic,
B=benthic,
E=epizoic or epiphytic

REFERENCE
A=Arnal, D=Dexter,
G=Gonzales,H=Hart,
S=Simpson,U=Unpublished

Protista

Ciliophora

Hymenostomatida

Frontonia sp.

B

U

Hypotrichida

Euplotes sp.
Holosticha sp.
Stylonychia sp.
Urostrongylumsp.
Uroleptus sp.
Uronychia sp.

P, B
B
B
B
B
B

H,S,U
U
U
U
U
U

Synhymeniida

Eucamptocerca longa

B

U

Karyorelictida

Trachelocerca sp.

B

U

Heterotrichida

Peristromus sp.
Blepharisma sp.?
Fabrea salina
Condylostoma
sp.

B
B
P, B
B

U
U
H,S,U
H,S,U

Protostomatida

Coleps hirtus

B

U

Cyrtophorida

Dysteria sp.

B

U

Oligotrichida

Haltaria sp.

P

G,U

Sessilida

Vorticella sp.
Carchesium sp.
Epistylis sp

E, B
E, B
E

S,U
U
U

Tintinnida

Strombidium sp?
Strombidonopsissp
Strobilidium sp.?

P, B
P, B
P, B

U
U
U

Suctoria

Acineta sp.

B, E

G,U

Invertebrates recorded from the Salton Sea

TAXON


HABITAT
P=planktonic,
B=benthic,
E=epizoic or epiphytic

REFERENCE
A=Arnal, D=Dexter,
G=Gonzales,H=Hart,
S=Simpson,U=Unpublished

Sarcodina

Foraminiferida

Streblus tepidus
Elphidium tumidum
Bolivina striatula
Buliminella elegentissima
Quinqueloculina bellatula
Quinqueloculina rhodiensis
Quinqueloculina subdecorata
Textularia earlandi
Calcituba simplex
Ammobaculites salsu

B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B

A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

Lobosea

small lobose amoebae,
likeVanella sp.or
Clydonella vivax
unidentified amoeba

P
B

U
S

Filosea

Gromia oviformis
small filiose amobae

B
P

U
U

Nematoda

Plectidae

Plectid species 1

B

S

Monhysteridae

Monhysterid species 1
Monhysterid species 2

B
B

S
S

Rotifera

Brachionus plicatilis
Synchaeta sp.
Synchaeta tamara
unidentified rotifer
rotifer

P
P


H,S
H,S,U
H
S
U

Platyhelminthes

unidentified flatworm

B

S

Tardigrada

unidentified tardigrade

B

S

Annelida

Neanthes succinea
unidentified oligochaete

P, B
B

H,S

Insecta

Ephydra riparia
Trichocorixa
reticulata

B
B

H,D
H, S, D

Crustacea

Copepoda

Apocylops dengizicus
Cletocamptus deitersi
Nitocra dubia

P
B
B

D
D
D

Amphipoda

Gammarus mucronatus
Corophium
spp.

B
B

H,S
U

Maxillopoda

unidentified ostracod(s)
Balanus amphitrite

B
P,B

U
H,S

References

A: Arnal, R., 1961. Limnology, Sedimentation, and Microorganisms of the Salton Sea, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 72:427-478

D: Dexter, D., 1995. Salinity Tolerance of Cletocamptus deitersi (Richard 1897) and its presence in the Salton Sea. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science 94:169-171.

G: Gonzalez, M.R., C.M. Hart, E.P. Simpson, R. Lara, and S.H. Hurlbert. 1998. Salinity and fish effects on microecosystems: phytoplankton and periphyton. In prepn.

H: Hart, C.M., M.R. Gonzalez, E.P. Simpson and S.H. Hurlbert. 1998. Salinity and fish effects on Salton Sea microecosystems: zooplankton and nekton. Hydrobiologia (in press).

S: Simpson, E.P., M.R. Gonzalez, C.M. Hart, and S.H. Hurlbert. 1998. Salinity effects on on Salton Sea microecosystems: benthos. Hydrobiologia (in press).

U: unpublished observations

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