Cephalodella catellina volvocica Zavadovski 1916
Cephalodella catellina var. volvocicola inside of a Volvox-colony.
The trophi of Cephalodella catellina var. volvocicola are specially designed for picking up single cells of the Volvox-colony
"Man bites dog". The rotifer Asplanchna is regarded a very busy predator of other planctonic rotifers. In this case the big Asplanchna specimen was tucked under the cover slide while the smaller Cephalodellla catellina was still freely moving and started picking at the cuticula of Asplachna but was not capable of destroying it.
 
Location: pond in Green classroom, Gevelsberg, Germany
Habitat: plankton
Date: 08.08.2006
 
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
tropical
misc
impresssum
plingfactory