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This ciliat belongs to prostomatid group. Concerning symbiontic green algae it should be a specimen of Coleps hirtus viridis EHRENBERG.
Coleps is one of nature´s little scavengers. It can eat residual tissue attached to cast off exoskeletons of arthropods, or will attack wounded organisms.
 
Collection from littoral region (reed bed by Phragmites) of a rain storage reservoir in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.

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Place name: Pond Demühlen, rain storage reservoir in Kiel-Russee (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)  
 
Latitude: 54,304095     Longitude: 10,086073
 




Dieser Ciliat gehört zur Gruppe der Prostomatida. Wegen der symbiontischen Grünalgen gehört er zur Unterart Coleps hirtus viridis Ehrenberg.
Coleps ist einer der kleinsten Aasfresser in der Natur. Er vertilgt z. B. Restgewebe toter Gliederfüßler, sie greifen auch verwundete Organismen an.

Aus der von Schilf bewachsenen Uferzone eines Regenrückhaltebeckens in Kiel. Mikrotechnik: Zeiss Universal, Kamera: Olympus C7070.

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