Philodina megalotrocha EHRENBERG 1832
Philodina megalotrocha, whirling, while attached to filamentuous algae. The rotifer uses the wheel organ also for swimming. The orange eyespots are clearly visible (2).
Philodina megalotrocha, creeping ventral view showing the rostrum (3).
Philodina megalotrocha, like most Philodina species is oviparous. The eggs are attached to the algae. The current of the trochal discs brings fresh water to the egg; so this is some sort of parental care (1).
Philodina megalotrocha, foot with toes (1).
Philodina megalotrocha, egg (1).
Philodina megalotrocha, trophi with dental formula 2/2 (3)
Philodina megalotrocha, foot with spurs (3)
Location: Gevelsberg, Green Classroom, pond (1); Passo di Lavazè (1800m), Trentino, Italia, lake (2), Anhausen, Bavaria, fishponds (3)
Habitat: Periphyton (1); Periphyton with Fragilaria sp., Spirogyra sp., Desmidium swartzii, Diatoms, together with Otostephanos donneri (2); Periphyton (3)
Date: 2..9.2005 (1); coll. 28.09.2013 (img: 1.10.2013) (2); coll. 29.9.2013, img 3.10.2013 (3)
freshwater life
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