the marine suctor Ephelota sp.

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Franz Neidl
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the marine suctor Ephelota sp.

Post by Franz Neidl »

The suctor Ephelota is very interesting because it has two kinds of tentacles: long tentacles with the function for piercing and short tentacles with the function for sucking the prey. E very efficient system!

Maybe somebody knows the exact species (E. gemmifera?) ?
Two pictures in DIC: obj. 40x and obj. 10x

Franz


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RogelioMoreno
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Nice details of the tentacles.

Rogelio

Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

Wow Franz, you really come up with so many interesting microbes. And excellent images of them too.

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