Monthly Archives April 2015

Apr
27

Rhabdoaskenasia minima

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Rhabdoaskenasia minima is a small (30 x 20 ┬Ám) planktonic ciliate commonly found in lakes. This ciliate contains three characteristic ciliary girdles in the anterior half of the cell: one having relatively short cilia, another one with longer cilia that are typically bent posterior and a third girdle with long bristles that faciliate floating in […]

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Apr
27

Coleps nolandi

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Coleps nolandi is a ciliate covered by calcified armored plates. The main plates bear species-specific ‘windows’ which have a reniform shape in C. nolandi (see picture below). The ciliate is found in benthic and pelagic freshwater habitats and feeds on algae, other ciliates and organic debris.

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