Proales fallaciosa Wulfert 1937
Proales fallaciosa, may feed as a scavenger or is necrophagous, as seen here: the arrowheads point to 9 specimens feeding inside of the lorica of a copepod. (4).
Proales fallaciosa, dorsoventral view. This species is among others characterized by one asymmetric orientated eyespot located on the right side. (3)
Proales fallaciosa, lateral view. (1)
Proales fallaciosa, dorsoventral view. (1)
Proales fallaciosa, dorsal view. The appendix of the tail is visible in this image. (1)
Proales fallaciosa, eyespot with lens-like structure. (1)
Proales fallaciosa, malleate trophi (3)
Proales fallaciosa, ventral view of a specimen from (3). Focus plane is on the ciliary field and the integument around the mouth (lower lip).
Proales fallaciosa, two aspects of the foot of two specimens from (3). Left image: in contrast to Proales decipiens this species has a small dorsal appendix / papilla (arrowhead) between the toes. This may also lead to confusion with Notommata tripus, especially if the specimen is not fully expanded. Right: focus plane on toes and foot glands.
Proales fallaciosa, lateral view of a specimen from (4). The insert shows the single eyespot which is displaced to the right part of the head.
Proales fallaciosa, trophi (4)
Proales fallaciosa, specimen from (5). The arrow points to the dorsal papilla between the toes
Location: Bochum-Querenburg; Kalwesteiche (1) Gevelsberg Grünes Klassenzimmer, pond (2); Nature reserve NSG Schwalm, pond (3); Recker Moor, trench (4); Nature reserve NSG Heiliges Meer; Germany; Großes Heiliges Meer (5)
Habitat: between duckweed (Lemna sp.) (1); periphyton (Utricularia) (3); detritus (4); epibiontic on the submerged leafs of Ranunculus fluitans (5).
Date: 19.5.2007 (1); 06.11.2015 (3); coll: 13.06.2018, img.:23.06.2018 (4); 30.05.2019 (5)
freshwater life
marine life