Antarctic Micrometazoa: Fresh-Water Species in the McMurdo Sound Area

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Science  03 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3566, pp. 497-498
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3566.497


The multicellular microfauna in fresh-water bodies of Ross Island and the nearby continental coast of Victoria Land is strikingly impoverished with respect to major groups. Yet there are thriving populations belonging to the Rotifera, Nematoda, Tardigrada, and Turbellaria.