Kellicottia longispina Kellicott 1879
Kellicottia longispina; specimen from (1)
Kellicottia longispina: the long spines of this plankton rotifer act as help for floating in the water. The same principle applies to the diatom Asterionella which is also visible in this image. Likewise the spines act as protection against predators like the big rotifer Asplanchna. Kellicottia is simply too bulky to be ingested by Asplanchna
Kellicottia longispina
Kellicottia longispina, Wahner Heide, Köln (16.01.2011)
Kellicottia longispina, specimen with amictic egg. (Heilenbecker Talsperre)
Kellicottia longispina, specimen with resting egg. (Heilenbecker Talsperre). The surface is sculptured like the one from Keratella.
Kellicottia longispina; the length of the spines vary with environmental conditions. (16.01.2011)
Kellicottia longispina; recently hatched specimen with rounded spines. (16.04.2011)
Kellicottia longispina; another specimen (28.05.2011), dorsoventral view. The body fluid is reddish similar to one from Gastroptus stylifer. The transversely striated muscles are also visible. (16.04.2011).
Kellicottia longispina, Trophi
Location: Glörtalsperre / NRW
Habitat: Plankton
Date: 17.3.2009/ 7.4.2009
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
tropical
misc
impresssum
plingfactory