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Difflugia lobostoma parasitism

I found this Difflugia lanceolata specimen in 2021, in the mud of a shallow pond. A parasite is present in the posterior part of the shell. The video shows its movement, probably by means of a flagellum. That’s all I could find out, it’s not a rotifer.

Ferry Siemensma, created May 25, 2021; last modified May 25, 2021
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