a statoblast from the Bryozoa (Moss animals)

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Franz Neidl
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a statoblast from the Bryozoa (Moss animals)

Post by Franz Neidl »

This is a statoblast from a marine Moss animal (Bryozoa cfr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryozoa).
The inner (dark) part was 250 µm long.
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Post by Mitch640 »

A real beauty Franz. I will never see anything like this, since I live a thousand miles from the ocean. :)

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Post by NikonUser »

Yes, a beautiful image.

Mitch: remember there are also freshwater species. They are quite common in my lake samples. At first glance they look like a plant seed, even perhaps a large testate amoeba.
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Post by Mitch640 »

I will keep looking. So far, I think the only things I have seen twice are parameciums, rotifers and testate amoebas. :)

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