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  Genus Lecane

Species L. luna

Taxon Information

The Species L. luna has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Lecane luna, "AFR, AUS, NEA, NEO, ORI, PAC, PAL (Poorly contracted specimens are sometimes erroneously identified as L. presumpta Ahlstrom, 1938, and this name is accordingly listed as subspecies or infrasubspecific variant of L. luna. However, L. presumpta is an established synonym of L. papuana)" (Segers, 2007).
  • Lecane luna, (Edmondson, 1959).


  • Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa 1564. 104 pp. [Available online]
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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