Rotaria tardigrada Ehrenberg, 1832
Rotaria tardigrada, whirling specimen. Two eyespots on the rostrum. Often the integument is covered with detritus (2)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, another specimen, whirling (1)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, while creeping the corona is retracted. Instead the rostrum is visible. (1)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, crop of upper image. The red pigment of the eyespots is often scattered posteriorly of the eyespots.(2)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, head with rostrum; focus plane on the sulcus/ upper lip (4)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, rostrum with eyespots and lamella. (3)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, integument with "wart-like" pores of ± the same size, which is in contrast to the structure of the integument of Rotaria neptunoida. (4)
 
Rotaria tardigrada, ramate trophi. Left: cephalic view; dental formula (DF): 2/2. Right: caudal view; rami length (RaL): 27µm. (4)
 
 
 
Location: Gevelsberg, Gruenes Klassenzimmer, pond
Habitat: detritus on leafs or algae
Date: 02.06.2006(1); 23.08.2011(2); 29.11.2012 (3)
 
Location (4): Risør, Norway;  
Habitat (4): moss (Sphagnum)
Date (4): coll.: 10.09.2021; img.: 19.01.2012 (1); 24.01.2012 (2)
 
Sample (4) courtesy of Dr. D. Fontaneto, Verbania, Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
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