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A busy hunter(1)

This slender ciliate 300 microns long is busily looking for food. It repeatedly darts forward and backward, and sometimes changes directions. The ciliate happens to catch a diatom in its mouth, but soon spits it out.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This organism is Uroleptus .

Sampling Date : 27 May 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River A  Google Map

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