Metopus ??

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Grahame
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Metopus ??

#1 Post by Grahame » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:52 am

Hi folks,
This one has been bugging me for a few days.
Metopus is my best guess so far.
Free swimming and constantly spiralling, cilli appearing to rotate around the "mouth"
In a freshwater wetland pond sample.
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Bruce Taylor
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Re: Metopus ??

#2 Post by Bruce Taylor » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:03 am

Yes, it's Metopus. :)

Grahame
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Re: Metopus ??

#3 Post by Grahame » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:07 am

Thanks Bruce
It nice to find that the hunting to try and pin this critter down a bit was successful.
Now to try and sort it out
http://www.nzor.org.nz/search?query=Met ... e&orderby=
Spent some time earlier this week looking at this
Appreciated

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