parasitised tintinnid or "Be careful, you can become what you eat"
Description: The image shows 3 specimens of Eutintinnus fraknoii; 'normal, 'cytoplasm consumed by a parasite' and a lorica or shell full of newly formed parasites. All 3 specimens are from a sample taken at 50 meters depth at a station off the coast of Chile.
Author: Dolan, John
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Eutintinnus fraknoii (Daday, 1887)checked Dolan, John 2013-03-15
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