Lepadella minuta; dorsoventral view. A species which is characterized by an emargination at the posterior part of the dorsal lorica (arrowheads). At the head the two eyespots with lens and the anterior margin of the cap-like plate are visible.
Lepadella minuta; ventral view. Focus plane on the foot opening which is narrowing to the posterior end so that it looks egg-shaped. The arrowhead points to a light-refracting body (out of focus in this image) which was observed in all specimens of this sample.
Lepadella minuta; ventral view of a specimen which is slightly compressed by the coverslide. Focus plane on the sinus of the ventral anterior opening of the lorica.
Lepadella minuta; focus plane on the foreign body (parasite?) of the above specimen.
Lepadella minuta; crop of thge above image.
Lepadella minuta; foreign body in another specimen.
Lepadella minuta; the arrows point to two of such foreign bodies (parasites?) of another specimen.
Location: Mariaveen near Griendsveen/ NL, pond with Utricularia sp.