a parasite (Oodinium ?) on a Copepod

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Franz Neidl
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a parasite (Oodinium ?) on a Copepod

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You see a parasite on the (living) calanoid Copepod. I think this is the Dinoflagellate Oodinium.

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Post by Cyclops »

Interesting, and an excellent shot!
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Post by Ernst Hippe »

Franz,
surprising! Does it come from sweet water or from your Mediterranian?

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Post by Franz Neidl »

Hello Ernst !
It's coming from my usual Mediterranean plankton soup!
I found (probably) the same parasite (Oodinium poucheti) on Oikopleura dioica.
Have a nice day!

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Post by Ernst Hippe »

Hallo Franz,
do you know Hoppenrath et.al.,Marine Phytoplankton (North Sea)? Oodinium pouchetii is shown there on page 205. Oikopleura is also mentioned there.

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