Rotaria macroceros Gosse, 1851
Rotaria macroceros: this Rotaria species has the longest dorsal antenna in the genus Rotaria. The animal sometimes sits in a mucilaginous housing made of detritus, part of which can be seen on the left side of the image. (2).
Rotaria macroceros: this Rotaria species is reported to sit gregariously in nests of mud sometimes. Image courtesy of Dr. Martin Kreutz, Litzelstetten. (3)
 
Rotaria macroceros: dorsal antenna of another specimen.
Rotaria macroceros: like the foot the dorsal antenna can be contracted or expanded like a telescope.
Rotaria macroceros: specimen from (1)
 
Location: Gevelsberg, "Green Classroom", pond (1); NSG Heiliges Meer; Großes Heiliges Meer (2); Simmelried near Konstanz (3)
Habitiat: Detritus (1, 2, 3)
Date: 2003 (1); 15.04.2011 (2); 23.06.2014 (3)
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