Adineta sp. 16

Adineta sp.16, creeping specimen, dorsoventral view. This is one of several morphotypes that have been found in the ephemeral puddles on the granite rocks of the coast of Brittany (France). Another morphotype is documented here
 
Adineta sp.16, another specimen, from the same sample.
 
 
Adineta sp.16, lateral view
 
Adineta sp.16, lateral view of head region.
 
Adineta sp.16, dorsoventral view of foot with spurs from two different specimens.
 
Adineta sp.16, dosoventral view view of the anterior part. Left image: focus plane on the dorsal ridge and rostrum lamella. Right image: optical median section; focus plane on the buccal tube and mastax.
 
Adineta sp.16, rake apparatus, with 6 U-hooks each (arrowheads).
 
Adineta sp.16; trophi
 
 
Location : Kerfiat, Brittany, France, coastline (click to enlarge)
   
Habitat: puddle on granite rocks; together with Philodina vorax
Date: 21.08.2019
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