Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile with the typical rods

 

 

Diaphoropodon mobile Archer 1869

 

Diagnosis: as for the genus.

 

Dimensions: in literature 25 -115 µm long, my observations: 29 - 178 µm long.

 

Ecology: freshwater, on waterplants, between sphagnum and in detritus, also in floating detritus. A common organism, often abundant, but hard to detect because of its resemblance with a piece of detritus.

 

Diaphoropodon mobile

Detail of the shell, Nu=nucleus

Diaphoropodon mobile

Cell with very extended filopodia

Diaphoropodon mobile

Empty test with many small quartz grains

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile, test 110 µm large - Leitz 40X Phaco

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile, test 110 µm large - Leitz 40X DIC T-Smith

Diaphoropodon mobile

Same specimen as above

Diaphoropodon mobile

Longitudinal division
Diaphoropodon mobile
Diaphoropodon mobile
Longitudinal division

Diaphoropodon mobile

Shell with characteristic rods

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile, pyriform shape, 77 µm long - Tirol, Austria

Diaphoropodon mobile

Diaphoropodon mobile, with many rods, 9.7 µm long; test 98 µm long - Tirol, Austria
Diaphoropodon mobile
Small specimen, 29 µm
Diaphoropodon mobile
Diaphoropodon mobile
Pseudostome, small (l) and oval and arrowed (r)

Diaphoropodon mobile

This specimen tries to engulf a large oil droplet, probably immersion oil, and it shows how flexible its pseudostome (Ps) is. Pseudostome is nearly as wide as the shell diameter.