Microlife: Fish Creek Park - Draparnaldia from creek

Jul 3-7, 2008

This was a sample of some rocks covered in green algae, which proved to be Draparnaldia, from a shallow puddle in the creek that was sheltered from the current. I have not been able to find my more detailed notes on what types were common here, so will have to leave the images to speak for themselves.

Rocks from Fish Creek

Kingdom Bacteria
…Phylum Cyanobacteria – blue-green algae

Oscillatoriales
Oscillatoriales - about 15 µm wide

Kingdom Plantae
…Phylum Chlorophyta – green algae

Draparnaldia
Draparnaldia - up to 65 µm wide
Spirogyra
Spirogyra - about 13 µm wide
Closterium
Closterium - about 240 µm

Kingdom Chromista
…Phylum Ciliophora – ciliates

Spirotrich
Spirotrichea - body about 105 µm
Spirotrich
Spirotrichea - about 115 µm
Trachelius
Trachelius - about 155 µm
Trachelius
Trachelius - body about 185 µm
Pleurostome
Pleurostomatida - about 120 µm
Colepid
Colepidae - about 45 µm
Urocentrum
Urocentrum - about 50 µm
Frontonia
Frontonia - about 105 µm
Vorticellid
Vorticellidae - body about 50 µm

…Phylum Ochrophyta – heterokont algae

Actinophrys
Actinophrys - body about 45 µm
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 17 µm wide
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 17, 20 µm wide
Diatoms
Diatomeae - cells about 65-70 µm
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 45 µm wide
Meridion
Meridion - about 35 µm wide
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 75, 100, 185 µm long
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 80, 155, 175 µm
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 20-65 µm
Diatom
Diatomeae - about 70 µm
Diatom
Diatomeae - about 90 µm
Cymbella
Cymbella - cell about 65 µm
Diatom
Diatomeae - about 85 µm
Diatom
Diatomeae - about 80 µm

Kingdom Protozoa
…Phylum Euglenozoa

Euglenozoa
Euglenozoa - body about 17 µm
Peranema
Peranema - body about 50 µm

…Phylum Amoebozoa

Discosea
Discosea - about 50 µm wide

Kingdom Animalia
…Phylum Gnathifera – rotifers & allies

Bdelloid
Bdelloida - about 140 µm
Lepadella
Lepadella - about 130 µm
Taphrocampa
Taphrocampa - about 140 µm
Ploima
Ploima - body about 120 µm
Ploima
Ploima - body about 180 µm
Ploima
Ploima - about 80 µm
Monommata
Monommata - body about 80 µm
Trichotria
Trichotria - about 235 µm
Trichotria
Trichotria - body and foot about 285 µm
Brachionid
Brachionidae - about 140 µm

…Phylum Platyhelminthes – flatworms

Dalyelliid
Dalyelliidae - about 880 µm

…Phylum Arthropoda – insects, crustaceans & allies

Copepod larva
Copepoda, larva - body about 185 µm