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Recent observations

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What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

lindsey11

Date

May 23, 2016

Description

There were two of these protists in a pond water sample. They moved very quickly around the slide. Each had a single flagella, and an internal green mass.

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Observer

karolina

Date

May 10, 2016

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What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

karolina

Date

May 5, 2016

Description

ca. 300um long

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Observer

karolina

Date

April 9, 2016

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What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Date

April 7, 2016

Description

Inside of a stone bird bath recently filled with rain. They were attached to a piece of plant litter and were eating small bits of material which they used cilia around the mouth to suck in.

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Observer

damontighe

Date

March 15, 2016 06:13 PM PDT

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Observer

anmar2015

Date

February 18, 2016

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What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

tiskolin

Date

March 5, 2016

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Observer

tiskolin

Date

February 25, 2016

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What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

tiskolin

Date

February 21, 2016

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Observer

meurkc

Date

February 12, 2016

Description

intertidal rocks

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Observer

tiskolin

Date

February 18, 2016

Description

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Description from Wikipedia

The rotifers (Rotifera, commonly called wheel animals) make up a phylum of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate animals. They were first described by Rev. John Harris in 1696, and other forms were described by Anton van Leeuwenhoek in 1703. Most rotifers are around 0.1–0.5 mm long (although their size can range from 50 μm to over 2 millimeters), and are common in freshwater environments throughout the world with a few saltwater species; for example, those of genus Synchaeta. Some...

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