Habrotrocha rosa

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Habrotrocha rosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Rotifera
Class: Bdelloidea
Order: Philodinida
Family: Habrotrochidae
Genus: Habrotrocha
Species: H. rosa
Binomial name
Habrotrocha rosa
Donner, 1949

Habrotrocha rosa is a bdelloid rotifer that has been found in leaf litter, soil, and moss in Europe and New Zealand and also in North America within the pitchers of Sarracenia purpurea, the purple pitcher plant. It is one of many species that make up the inquiline community that thrives within the water-retaining pitcher-shaped leaves of S. purpurea.[1]


  1. ^ Bateman, L. E. (1987). A bdelloid rotifer living as an inquiline in leaves of the pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Hydrobiologia, 147: 129-133.