Adineta vaga var. rhomboidea Berzins 1950
Adineta vaga var. rhomboidea, dorsoventral view. The arrows point to the characteristic rhomboidal elevation on the first foot segment. In contrast to the descriptions of Berzins the light refracting bodies in the neck segment are not visible.
Adineta vaga var. rhomboidea, dorsoventral view. Focal plane on the rostrum lamella (see right image below).
Adineta vaga var. rhomboidea, three images of the anterior part of the animal. Left image: dorsal view of the head region and rostrum lamella. Two cavities on the rostrum (arrows). Right image: crop of the above image: head in optical median section. There is a pore at the base of the rostrum lamella (arrow). Lower image: head of the same specimen, Obj. 100x. Similar structures have also been found in A. steineri and A. vaga major
Adineta vaga var. rhomboidea; two aspects of the head with the prehensile apparatus constisting of rakes with 5 U-hooks on each side.
Location: Speikboden (altitude 2400m), Tauferer Ahrntal, South Tirol, Italy
Habitat: dry moss on rocks (Andreaea rupestris), together with A. tuberculosa, Pleuretra lineata, Dissotrocha scutellata
Date: coll. 7.10.2014, img 18.10.2014.
Identification by courtesy of Nataliia Iakovenko, University of Ostrava, Czech republic
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