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
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Empty test with many small quartz grains
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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
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Longitudinal division
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Diaphoropodon mobile
Longitudinal division
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Shell with characteristic rods
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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
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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.