Beauchampiella eudactylota Gosse 1886
Beauchampiella eudactylota, ventral view of a slightly compressed specimen.
Beauchampiella eudactylota swimming. Image taken without coverslip.
Crop of the above image. White arrows: muscle strands, (E): eyespot, (MA): mastax, (VE): vitellarium, (ST): stomach, (RE): resting egg. The long toes are used for fitful changes in direction of movement.
Lateral view on the rotatory organ. White arrows: hanks of long cilia.
(M): foot segments with strong internal musculature, (VE): Vitellarium, (RE): resting egg.
Foot in ventral sight. White arrow: insertion of toes.
Toes
Cross striated longitudinal muscle
Beauchampiella eudactylota, two aspects of the trophi (stacked images).
Location: Moor near lake Serrahn, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany
Habitat: Submersed moss, together with Tetrasiphon hydrocora, Euchlanis sp. and Notommata allantois.
About one specimen per 50 ml. Conductance-value: 20µS, pH: 5.3.
Date: collected 17.7.2015, images: 13.8.2015
All images courtesy of Richard Scholz.
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