The Rotifera Community in the south Marshes of Iraq


Samples of rotifera species were collected from 12 stations represent the marshes of Basrah (7stations), Emara (3stations), and Nasria (2stations), during the period of December 2003 and August 2004. The density of rotifera were its at highest value (9694 ind./m3) in the st.2 of Nasria marshes while the lowest value was (1ind./m3) in the st.6 of Basrah marshes. From this study it was obvious that the species Brachiouns urcelariswas the most occurances and abundance in all stations.