Stephanceros fimbriatus Goldfuss 1820
Stephanceros fimbriatus, a rotifer with a beautiful corona.
 
Stephanceros fimbriatus, same specimen from above image. This rotifer lives in a mucilagineous sheath that is secreted by the integument.
 
Stephanceros fimbriatus; the food spectrum comprises small metazoans, for example hairybacks. In this image a hairyback (Gastrotrich) of the genus Chaetonotus is captured in the stomach (arrow).
 
Stephanceros fimbriatus; specimen from (2)
 
Stephanceros fimbriatus; same specimen, focus plane on the proventriculus and stomach. (2)
 
Collection of sample (2) courtesy of Uli Drabiniok
 
Location: Wiedenbrück, pond (1); Nature reserve NSG Heiliges Meer, NRW, Germany, pond: Kleinweiher "Üffings Wiese" (location 16) (2);
Habitat: Epibiontic on Ceratophyllum sp. (1); plankton with detritus/ algae, together with Notommata cerberus and Lecane mira (2)
Date: 06.06.2008 (1); 16.11.2021 (2)
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