Bodo designis (beau-dough), small flagellate, with two flagella, moving with a rotating motion, skipping or gliding motion. One of the most common of the bodonids, found in almost every habitat so far studied. Moves by skipping near surfaces. It stops to ingest attached or detrital bacteria with the anterior mouth (in the rostrum). Phase contrast, rotten picture. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Michele Burford of material from a commercial prawn farm in Queensland, Australia in 2000. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Michele Burford, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Prawn Farm, Queensland, Australia
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