Light micrograph of a common rotifer Brachionus sp

Light micrograph of a common rotifer Brachionus sp

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Caption: Light micrograph of a common rotifer (roundworm family) Brachionus sp., showing its corona (crown shaped) fully extended. Rotifers are divided into three parts; the head (left), trunk (middle) & foot (right). The foot ends in two toes, which secrete a cement for anchoring the rotifer whilst feeding, usually on unicellular green algae. A red eyespot is visible in the head as are the trophi, or hard, pointed jaws, situated just below the eyespot. Mag: X25 (at 35mm size).

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Keywords: animal, brachionus, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, rotifer, wildlife, zoology

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