Microscopic organisms

These include a variety of organisms observed under the microscope, and which do not necessarily fit into any of the groups separately dealt with on the website. In many - if not most - instances I do not have the expertise to offer a confident identification. In fact, I may be way off!

I have listed them (below) in scientific order as far as I have been able. Each is referred to by its scientific name - but rarely down to Genus and Species. I have included a common name, either by which it may be more commonly known (e.g. 'a rotifer') if it has one, or at least something to which it may be referred.

The photographs have been labeled with the date photographed, and the location. All of the photographs were taken by myself. Click on the name in the first column (Species or Order) for a photograph, or CLICK HERE for the first in the series of photographs. There may also be pop-up notes available. (click on 'Notes' at the bottom left corner)

I haven't yet included thumbnails for photos, just a sequence of larger-scaled images.

 introductory pic

Microscopic Organisms

Species or Order
Common Name Type of Organism (inc. Class)
Location and Date of find
Protozoa
Centropyxis (aculeata) Testate Amoeba Amoebozoa Harpenden Road garden, 01/01/2018
Colpoda Free-living Ciliate Colpodea Capel Road garden, 19/11/2015
Heliozoa Sun Animicule Heliozoa Capel Road garden, 03/12/2015
Stylonychia Ciliate Hypotrichea Capel Road garden, 17/11/2015
Carchesium Colonial Ciliate Oligohymenophorea Capel Road garden, 15/11/2015
Colpidium Free-living Ciliate Oligohymenophorea Capel Road garden, 02/12/2015
Paramecium Unicellular Ciliate Oligohymenophorea Capel Road garden, 02/12/2015
Vorticella Ciliate Oligohymenophorea Capel Road garden, 27/11/2015
Strombidium Unicellular Ciliate Oligotrichea Capel Road garden, 02/12/2015
       
Animalia
Gastrotricha Hairyback Gastrotricha (Phyllum) Capel Road garden pond, 13/01/2018
Nematode Nematode Nematoda (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 27/11/2015
Rotifer Rotifer Rotifera (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 28/11/2015
Rotifer Rotifer Rotifera (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 09/01/2018
Brachionus Rotifer Rotifera (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 29/11/2015
Habtrocha Rotifer Rotifera (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 08/11/2015
Ploima Rotifer Rotifera (Phyllum)
Capel Road garden, 01/12/2015
Macrobiotus sp. Water Bear (Tardigrade) Tardigrada (Phyllum) Capel Road garden, 18/12/2017
 
 
For other groups of organisms, use the listing below or the more extensive one to the left.