Chaetonotus (keet-a-note-us) a gastrotrich. Perhaps after tardigrades, these are the most inherently cute metazoa likely to be encountered by microscopists. Move by gliding and wriggling over and through the substrate. With an anterior mouth leading to a through gut. Posteriorly with two podites (a bit like rotifers to which they are related, with which they can attach to the substrate. Phase contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Mark Farmer of material from freshwater sites in the vicinity of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA) in April, 2001 and from collections of organisms maintained at the University. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Mark Farmer, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Athens, Georgia, USA
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