Philodina nemoralis BRYCE 1903
Philodina nemoralis, (a small species about 170µ long); whirling. The corona/ sulcus of this specimen matches the drawing of Montet (1915). The diet of this specimen is fungal spores. (1)
Philodina nemoralis, whirling, focus on cerebral eyespots and upper lip (1)
Philodina nemoralis, two aspects of the foot with spurs and toes (1)
?Philodina nemoralis? not quite sure because the specimen moved during preparation (1)
Philodina nemoralis, two specimens from another sample (An der Honte, 21.06.2013), the left one is a young animal, the right one is an adult one (see below).
Philodina nemoralis, comparison of mature (L=260µm) and young specimen (L=185µm) (same scale). The adult has well developed ovaries, which are not yet developed in the young one. Despite of the different size of the animals the trophi are of the same size. It has been shown that the trophi of rotifers have reached their final size already after hatching. (2)
Philodina nemoralis, another specimen from moss (An der Honte, 21.06.2013), young animal. The intestinum is yellowish . (2)
Philodina nemoralis, foot with spurs and toes; two different specimens (1); (3)
Philodina nemoralis, specimen from (3).
Philodina nemoralis, trophi with dental formula 2/2 (2)
Location: Germany; Hattingen-Oberstueter, forest (1);Sprockhoevel Wodantal bridge (2); Hasslinghausen, Bach (3)
Habitat: (1) Moss on tree, together with Macrotrachele ehrenbergii. (2) dry moss, together with Didymodactylos carnosus, A. vaga, A. steineri; submerged moss (3)
Date: (1) 09.02.2013; (2) 03.03.2013; 06.02. 2016 (3);
freshwater life
marine life