Pleurotrocha petromyzon Ehrenberg, 1830
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view; habitus while swimming; specimen from (4).
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, same specimen; slightly compressed; the red eyespot at the end of the brain is clearly visible. The arrow points to the trophi of a Keratella rotifer, which gives evidence that the spectrum of prey is larger than peritrich ciliates.
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, same specimen; focus plane on the dorsal antenna.
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, same specimen; in contrast to P. sigmoidea this species has a cervical eyespot with light refracting bodies.
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view; specimen from (3)
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view; laterally compressed specimen from (1)
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view; specimen from (2)
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view; specimen from (2) ; focus plane on the cervical eyespot.
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, lateral view of trophi (2);
Pleurotrocha petromyzon, 2 aspects of the trophi, different focus planes.
see also >>> Pleurotrocha sigmoidea
Location : Bochum-Querenburg; Kalwesteiche (1); Stefansbachtal Gevelsberg, Grünes Klassenzimmer,Teich (2) (4); NSG Heiliges Meer, Erdfallsee (3),
Habitat: zwischen Pflanzen / im Periphyton an der Basis der Armleuchteralge Nitella mucronata / obere Schlammschicht (2); Fontinalis-Bestand; 13.4.2012 (3); periphyton (4)
Datum: 11.5.2007 (1); 25.5.2008 (2); 13.4.2012 (3); 26.01.2016 (4)
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