Trithigmostoma, browsing ciliate that will ingest attached bacteria and algae. Image emphasizing mouth with rods and apical teeth, but also showing the frustules of diatoms that have been ingested. Collected with debris from the shore adjacent to Tvarminne Zoological Station, 3rd April 2012. This image was taken by D. J. Patterson and M. Majaneva Copyright, micro*scope.
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Gems from Tvärminne
|Description of Trithigmostoma: Chlamydodontid ciliates, somatic kineties complete across ventral surface; right and left ventral somatic kineties extend essentially uncurved to the posterior end. |