Loxodes magnus Stokes, 1887
Loxodes magnus: species with several (3-31) macronuclei (green arrowheads). In contrast to Loxodes rostrum this species has no symbiotic algae (zoochlorellae). (1)
Loxodes magnus: in a relative big Loxodes species (about 400µm) with Muellerian vesicles. The brown "stripe" in the left part of the image is the ciliate Spirostomum ambiguum, which is often associated with L. magnus. (1)

Loxodes magnus: left image: detail of the Muellerian vesicles. They contain crystals of Barium salts and may function as gravitation detectors (statocysts). At the first glance these vesicles may be confused with the macronuclei. The Right image: Some of the macronuclei (green arrowheads). The red arrowheads point to the micronuclei. (2)

Loxodes magnus: oral apparatus. (2)
 
Location: Sprockhövel Schee, pond (1)
Habitat: detritus (1)
Date: 08.09.2009 (1); 22.09.09.2009 (2);
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