Microlife: Fish Creek Park - Moss from marsh

Jul 19-22, 2008

This sample included some relatively thick moss from a marshy spot near Fish Creek. 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.

↬ Thanks to zoologist Dr. Alexander Kostenko for the identification of Macrostomum.

Kingdom Bacteria
…Phylum Cyanobacteria – blue-green algae

Nostoc
Nostoc - sphere about 285 µm

Kingdom Plantae
…Phylum Chlorophyta – green algae

Bulbochaete
Bulbochaete - about 15 µm wide
Mougeotia
Mougoetia - about 30 µm wide
Zygnema
Zygnema - about 25 µm wide
Spirogyra
Spirogyra - about 14 µm wide
Spirogyra
Spirogyra - about 25 µm wide
Spirogyra
Spirogyra - about 35 µm wide
Closterium
Closterium - about 100 µm
Closterium
Closterium - about 190 µm
Cosmarium
Cosmarium - about 40 µm
Cosmarium
Cosmarium - about 65 µm

…Phylum Bryophyta – mosses & allies

Moss
Bryophyta - stem about 110-130 µm wide

Kingdom Chromista
…Phylum Ciliophora – ciliates

Aspidisca
Aspidisca - about 30 µm
Halteria
Halteria - about 25 µm
Colepids
Colepidae - about 50 µm
Frontonia
Frontonia - about 85 µm
Ciliate
Ciliophora - about 75 µm
Vorticellids
Lagenophrys - about 75 µm
Vorticellids
Vorticellidae - bodies about 75 µm

…Phylum Ochrophyta – heterokont algae

Anthophysa
Anthophysa - clusters about 20 µm
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 16, 24 µm wide
Diatoms
Diatomeae - about 24 µm
Cymbella
Cymbella - about 180 µm
Diatom
Diatomeae - about 180 µm
Rhopalodia
Rhopalodia - about 150 µm

Kingdom Protozoa
…Phylum Euglenozoa

Euglenozoa
Euglenozoa - body about 25 µm
Anisonema
Anisonema - body about 30 µm
Possibly dead Phacus
Possibly dead Phacus - about 35 µm

…Phylum Amoebozoa

Arcellinid
Arcellinida - shell about 90 µm
Arcellinid
Arcellinida - shell about 80 µm
Arcella
Arcella - shell about 120 µm
Centropyxis
Centropyxis - shell about 95 µm

Kingdom Animalia
…Phylum Gnathifera – rotifers & allies

Rotaria
Rotaria - about 310 µm
Rotaria
Rotaria - about 680 µm
Squatinella
Squatinella - about 165 µm
Colurella
Colurella - body about 55 µm
Lepadella
Lepadella - about 135 µm
Taphrocampa
Taphrocampa - about 140 µm
Ploima
Ploima - about 390 µm
Lecane
Lecane - about 115 µm

…Phylum Gastrotricha

Chaetonotid
Chaetonotidae - about 155 µm
Chaetonotus
Chaetonotus - about 115 µm

…Phylum Platyhelminthes – flatworms

Macrostomum
Macrostomum - about 425 µm

…Phylum Annelida – segmented worms

Snail leech
Glossiphoniidae - head about 430 µm wide

…Phylum Mollusca

Ramshorn snail
Planorbidae - shell about 1.1 mm [composite]

…Phylum Arthropoda – insects, crustaceans & allies

Podocopid, Lagenophrys
Podocopida, Lagenophrys - bodies about 180, 75 µm
Podocopid
Podocopida - body about 340 µm
Podocopid
Podocopida - body about 385 µm
Podocopid
Podocopida - body about 470 µm
Cyclopoid
Cyclopoida - body about 315 µm
Cyclopoid
Cyclopoida - body about 510 µm
Copepod larva
Copepoda, larva - body about 135 µm
Copepod larva
Copepoda, larva - body about 150 µm
Water flea
Cladocera - about 575 µm
Simocephalus
Simocephalus - body about 1.6 mm [composite]
Fly eggs?
Eggs from Diptera? - about 190 µm wide
Midge larva
Chironomidae, larva - about 360 µm wide