Gobiella - trophozoit
Gobiella borealis Cienkowski, 1881
This is a large species which makes holes in algal cells by removing a disk of cell wall material. This is quite different from the destruction of cell walls by Vampyrella lateritia.
A very large cyst, 800 µm long!
The arrow points to a disk in an empty cyst, that was removed from the cell wall, when the cell was opened by the vampyrellid
A very long stretched Gobiella, ca. 300 µm long
Gobiella, empty cyst with the disk that was removed from the cell wall
Gobiella, holes made in the cell wall
Gobiella, leaving the cyst
Published: Oct. 25, 2016, last updated: May. 12, 2017