Lindia torulosa Dujardin, 1841
Lindia torulosa; dorsoventral view. (4)
Lindia torulosa; dorsoventral view. (1)
Lindia torulosa; dorsoventral view of the head. The two conspicuous auricles are only protruded while swimming. (1)
Lindia torulosa; the trophi are specialized for feeding on cyanobacteria. Here Lindia torulosa bites off a piece of an Oscillatoria trichome, the trophi can be protruded for this purpose. (1)
Lindia torulosa; digesting an Oscillatoria filament. The oesophagus is dentated like a riffle file so that the filaments are transported in one direction towards the stomach (see also left image below).(1)
Lindia torulosa; left image: oesophagus, right image: trophi.(1)
Lindia torulosa; another specimen from (2) shows that other cyanobacteria can serve as diet as well, here: Anabaena. (2)
Lindia torulosa; another specimen from (3), lateral view.
Lindia torulosa; trophi and red eyespot from the above specimen. (3)
Lindia torulosa; two aspects of trophi from specimen from (4).
Lindia torulosa; focus plane on the ciliary field (5).
Location: Sprockhövel IGM Bildungszentrum, Teich (1,2); Paradieswiese, Tirol, Austria (3); Gevelsberg, Stefansbach, Feuchtgebiet (4); Wodantal, puddle (5)
Habitat: plankton-sample with raised flakes of Cyanobacteria (1,2); mud (4); detritus (5)
Date: 12.3.2007(1); 25.9.2007 (2); 14.10.2014 (3); 20.05.2016 (4); 23.02.2015 (5)
 
 
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