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Thirty-eight bodies of water in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica, were sampled for rotifers and other aquatic invertebrates. The waters comprised three shallow pools, which freeze solid in the winter; true lakes that, because of the peculiar nature of the Vestfold Hills, encompass land-locked bodies of fresh, brackish, marine and hypersaline waters; and one marine/coastal station, which is cut off from the rest of the fjord by ice during the winter. Twenty-six species of rotifer, Protozoa, nematodes, two species of platyhelminth, at least two species of tardigrade, and seven species of arthropod were found. Form these results the lakes of the Vestfold Hills could be divided into six categories - pools, freshwater lakes, fresh/brackish lakes, brackish lakes, marine lakes and hypersaline lakes - each of which has its own distinctive fauna.
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ANARE Reports 141