Notommata tripus EHRENBERG 1838
Notommata tripus, dorsaloventral view, with everted auricles. Focus plane on the red eyespot in front of the RCO and the typical finger-like dorsal appendage (arrow). Another species with an such an appendage is Proales fallaciosa. Faintly visible are the sensory cilia of the lateral antennas (arrowheads). (2)
 
Notommata tripus, ventral view, with everted auricles. Focus plane on the ciliary field. (2)
 
Notommata tripus, same specimen, dorsal view, focus plane on the sensory cilia of the dorsal antennas (arrows). The arrowheads point to two structures which are likely the exits of the ducts of the retrocerebral organ (RCO). (2)
 
Notommata tripus, another specimen, slightly compressed by coverslide, dorsal view, focus plane on the sensory cilia of the dorsal antennas (arrows). (3)
 
Notommata tripus, also when macerated for trophi anlysis the two openings of the dorsal antennas are visible in the integument. (3)
 
Notommata tripus, dorsal appendage with distinct bulbous base which contains a layered structure. Right: detail (3)
 
 
Notommata tripus, lateral view, clearly visible is the dorsal finger-like appendage (arrow) with the bulbous base (arrowhead). (1)
 
Notommata tripus, frontal view. (1)
 
Notommata tripus, specimen from (1), focus plane on the trophi and the dorsal appendage.
 
Notommata tripus, specimen from (1), virgate trophi.
 
Notommata tripus, virgate trophi (2)
 
Location: Velbert-Tönisheide, "Schlammteich" (1); Nature-reserve Schwalm-Nettetal, pond (2); Botanical Garden, Brest; Brittany, France, pond (3)
Habitat: between Myriophyllum spicatum (1); periphyton (2); (3)
Date 18.5.07; 27.10.2012 (2); 26.08.2021 (3)
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