|COLLOTHECA ORNATA CORNUTA|
|Size [µm]||240 - 650|
|Characteristics||Crown with 1-7 lobes. On the lobes, fans with long ciliar bristles, which rapidly catch prey. Mouth is a broad funnel which leads into a so called vestibulum. Mostly sessile in jellyish sheaths. Species 5-lobed. Often quite abundant.|
|Habitate||Lakes and ponds.|
|To see images, please click on thumbnails below.|
Specimen on Myriophyllum.
|Animal waiting for prey in the relaxed state.|
|Animal has closed the mouth to ingest the caught ciliate prey.||
|Feeding Collotheca female. A female in the relaxed state waits for prey. Sensing a ciliate, the crown is closed and the prey ingested. Then, the animal is again in the relaxed state.|
|General informations from: H Streble and D Krauter: Das Leben im Wassertropfen. 8th edition, Frankh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 1988|
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