Notommata copeus Ehrenberg 1832
Notommata copeus: the body is often covered with a mucilaginous sheath which is occupied by bacteria.
Notommata copeus: lateral view of a specimen at a leaf of sphagnum. The extreme long an vacuolized retrocrebral sac (RCS) and the long subcerebral glands (SCG) with darg inclusions. Mx: virgate mastax; Ch: "chin" (ciliary field of the wheel organ); DA: dorsal antenna; ES: eyespot; F: foot; In: intestinum; Ta: tail.
Notommata copeus; characteristic for this species is the horsehead-like wheelorgan (left image). Right image: dorsal region of the head. Visible are the orange eyespot and the subcerebral glands.
Notommata copeus; swimming. The diet consists of filamentous algae and desmids. The green material is just digested and excreted Closterium algae.
Notommata copeus: lateral view of a compressd specimen. DA: dorsal antenna; DRM: dorsal retractor muscle for the head; ES: eyespot; Fu: fulcrum of the mastax Mx; Ra: Rami; RSC: retrocerebral sac. SCG: subcerebral glands with dark inclusions.
Notommata copeus; left: lateral antenna; right: appendage above the foot ("tail") which is typical for many Notommata species..
Fundort:
Habitat : Sphagnum
Datum: 22.7.2009
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