Cephalodella forficula Ehrenberg 1832
Cephalodella forficula, lateral view. The habitus of this species is quite similar to Cephalodella stenroosi, but C. forficula has a frontal eyespot and several dents on the dorsally bent toes .(02.11.2007)
Cephalodella forficula, dorsal view. The toes are splayed out in a typical position rectangular to the body axis. The two frontal eyespots with a single lens are visible.
Cephalodella forficula, lateral view, swimming. The toes are bent backwards.
Cephalodella forficula, dorsoventral view, swimming.
Cephalodella forficula, crop of the above image showing thehead with frontal eyespots and lens.
Cephalodella forficula; the arrowheads point to the dorsal anterior transverse row of (2 to 4; not all of them are in focus in this image) spicules; the arrows point to the posterior single larger spine. (2)
Cephalodella forficula builts tubes out of detritus (marked by small triangles) which may inhabit several specimens (large triangles). 26.10.2007
Cephalodella forficula, lateral view, specimen from (3).
Cephalodella forficula, specimen from (2), trophi Type B, dorsoventral view.
Location: Gevelsberg, Grünes Klassenzimmer (pond)(1); (2); Hammerteich, Witten (3)
Habitat. between rotten leaves and plants (here: Nitella mucronata) (1); detritus ()2); plankton (3)
Date: 1.11.2005 (1); (02.11. 2007 (2); 13.04.2014 (2)
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
tropical
misc
impresssum
plingfactory