A spiked rotifer likely Dissotrocha aculeata.

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jc maccagno
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A spiked rotifer likely Dissotrocha aculeata.

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40x objective from small puddle under a deck.

Charles Krebs
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In 7 years I've only seen one like this (with the "spike")... found it in some mosses on the Washington west coast.

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Post by Mitch640 »

I wonder what the purpose of the spike is? First one I've ever seen. Bdelloids being all females, it's not for mating purposes. :)

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