Habrotrocha vernadskii sp. nov. Iakovenko et al. 2015
Habrotrocha vernadskii; whirling, dosal view. Focus plane is on the upper lip with a notch, which divides the tip into two tiny lobes.
Habrotrocha vernadskii; contracted specimen. In contrast to Habrotrocha antarctica the integument of this species is granulated.
Habrotrocha vernadskii; three aspects of the same specimen; different focus planes. Upper: focus plane on the rostrum and dorsal antenna which is triangular shaped in cross-section. Middle: focus plane on the divided upper lip. Lower: focus plane on the trophi with dental formula 9/9.
Habrotrocha vernadskii; two aspects of the trophi.
Habrotrocha vernadskii; left: head with divided upper lip.
Samples provided by courtesy of Nataliia Iakovenko (Ostrava; Czech Republic) and Dr. Karel Janko
(Libechov, Czech Republic).
Identification by courtesy of Nataliia Iakovenko (Ostrava; Czech Republic).