First record of Chaetonotus (Primochaetus) heideri (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) from India


  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 213d, I-41125 Modena
  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal



Gastrotrich, Khajjiar Lake, Live Observation, Ramsar Site


This study briefly reports a newly recorded gastrotrich species, Chaetonotus (Primochaetus) heideri Brehm, 1917, which was isolated from the water sample collected from the Ramsar site Khajjiar Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India. A brief description of the Indian population, based on photomicrographs taken from live specimens, is presented here. The species is reported to be common in freshwater habitats in many areas of the world and is also known to exhibit variable morphology.


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Krishnan, S., Ghosh, A., Bharti, D., Todaro, M. A., & Kumar, S. (2024). First record of <I>Chaetonotus</I> (<I>Primochaetus</I>) <I>heideri</I> (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(3), 255–260.





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