Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Wallace, R. L. 2001. Rotifera. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Rotifera are minute, bilaterally symmetrical, unsegmented animals that live predominantly in freshwaters. The phylum name (Latin, rota, wheel; ferre, to bear) was first used by Cuvier in 1798; this refers to the anterior end which, in many species, resembles a rotating wheel due to the sequential beat of its cilia.
- intracytoplasmic lamina;
- resting egg;