Rotifer and green algae, light micrograph

Rotifer and green algae, light micrograph

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Credit: MAREK MIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of a Stephanoceros fimbriatus rotifer (centre) near Sphagnum sp. moss leaves (left). Also called wheel animals, rotifers are common in freshwater environments. Stephanoceros fimbriatus has a long, narrow foot for anchoring itself to surfaces. They are omnivorous, eating bacteria, debris or small protozoans. Magnification: x160 when printed 10 centimetres tall.

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