Gastropus stylifer Imhof 1891
Gastropus stylifer, a very colorful rotifer due to the pink body liquid and the blueish hypodermis. Such pink liquid may be also found in the plankton rotifer Kellicottia longispina.
 
Gastropus stylifer: focal plane on the trophi and the prepharyngeal tube.
 
Gastropus stylifer: the arrows point to the long prepharyngeal tube which is used to suck phytoflagellates like Dinobryon. The prepharyngeal tube can be moved back and forth. Ra: ramus; Fu: fulcrum.
 
Gastropus stylifer, another specimen from (2), focal plane on the red eyespot and lipid droplets.
 
Gastropus stylifer, focal plane on the resting egg and the prepharyngeal tube (arrows) .
 
 
Location: Glörtalsperre (NRW) / Heilenbecker Talsperre (NRW, 2010)
Habitat: Plankton
Date: 4.6.2009 (1); 29.12.2011 (2)
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
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misc
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