a tintinnid ciliate with an elegant house

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Franz Neidl
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a tintinnid ciliate with an elegant house

Post by Franz Neidl »

This tintinnide ciliate is a real artist: it constructed an elegant house (=lorica) - 75 µm high - in wich he can retire when ennemies (or people with a microscope) come.
2 pictures, objective 40x, DIC, marine plankton.
Somebody knows the species?




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Post by BJ »

Hi Franz,

A very elegant little house!

I have never seen this tintinnid myself, but I believe that it is Proplectella claparedei.

Thank you for another wonderful post.

with my best wishes,


Bruce Taylor
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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Your images are lovely, Franz. I always enjoy them.

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