Collotheca heptabrachiata Schoch 1869
Collotheca heptabrachiata; total view. The mucilaginous sheath is very transperent and only visibly due to the bacteria livin in/on the mucus. 7 amictic eggs and one recently hatched juvenile with eyespots are visible at the foot base.
Collotheca heptabrachiata: The corona shows 7 tips with knobs (arrowheads). In the stomach yellow dinoflagellates can be recognized as diet.
Collotheca heptabrachiata: crop of the above image showing the short cilia between the tips.
Location: NSG Heiliges Meer, near Erdfallsee
Habitat: water plants (Utricularia sp.), sympatric with Collotheca coronetta
Date: 15.04.2011
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
tropical
misc
impresssum
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