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Foraging for food around particles

The front of this slendar ciliate is like a long bottle-neck and its rear end is like a needle. Both ends are denbsly covered with cilia. The organism forages for food by repeatedly inserting its head into a particle and quickly withdrawing it. The enlarged view shows food being transferred from its mouth to the inside of the body.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This organism belongs to genus Uroleptus.

It might be Uroleptus limnetis, but we can’t be sure.

Sampling Date : 03 July 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River B  Google Map

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