Lepadella ovalis O.F. Müller 1786
Lepadella ovalis., dorsal view, focus plane on the red eyespots. (1)
Lepadella ovalis; dorsoventral view. In contrast to Lepadella patella the crossection of the lorica is rather flat, so that the inner organs do not touch the lateral rims of the lorica. Instead there is a lateral field called "area" extending from the head opening to the foot opening (marked by arrowheads). The arrow points to the indented dorsal foot opening. (1)
Lepadella ovalis, same specimen with retracted head. (1)
Lepadella ovalis, male specimen (2)
Lepadella ovalis, male specimen with retracted head. (2)
Lepadella ovalis, resting egg. While in most monogonont rotifer species the resting eggs are deposited by the mother and survive, in some species the resting egg remains in the mother when she dies like in the example above or in Lecane-species. (3)
Lepadella ovalis, specimen with unknown parasites. (3)
Lepadella ovalis, specimen with unknown parasites. (4)
 
 
Location: Gevelsberg, Grünes Klassenzimmer; pond (1);(2); Filzmoos, Tirol, Austria (3); Oberstüter, Wald, Hattingen, NRW,Germany (4)
Habitat: Periphyton (1);(2); (3); Baummoos (4)
Date: 02.05.2004 (1); 09.03.2006 (2); 09.12.2014 (3); 12.02. 2013 (4)
 
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