Cephalodella gigantea Remane 1933
Cephalodella gigantea; lateral view; probably the largest Cephalodella species. Total length of this specimen is about 600 µm (1).
 
Cephalodella gigantea; head, lateral view. This species has no eyespots. The dorsal antenna is unconspicuous (arrowhead). (1)
 
Cephalodella gigantea; male specimen from (3), slightly compressed by coverslide. IR: intracytoplasmatical rods; P: penis; Sp: sperm cells. (2)
 
Cephalodella gigantea; left: crop of the above image. The arrowheads mark the ciliated duct of the copulation organ.Right image: posterior part of a male compressed by coverslide. The arrowheads point to some of the intracytplasmatical rods. (2)
 
Cephalodella gigantea; another male specimen. Visible are the sperm cells (arrow). (3)
 
 
Cephalodella gigantea, size comparison between female (upper specimen) and dwarf male. (2)
 
Cephalodella gigantea; trophi, artificially colored. Yellow: fulcrum; red: manubrium; blue: subunci.
 
Cephalodella gigantea; trophi, artificially colored. Yellow: fulcrum; red: manubrium; blue: subunci, green: rami.
 
Images of specimens from sample (2) and (3) courtesy of Dr. Martin Kreutz, Litzelstetten
 
 
Location: Simmelried/ Bodensee; spagnum pond (1); (2); (3);
Habitat : detritus
Date: 16.8.2009 (1); 05/2020 (2); 07/2020 (3)
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