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Floscularia 1

Floscularia 1
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Floscularia ringens - Fourfoliate wheeling organ.

The living-tube with a geometrical pattern is built of food pellets rolled to pills in a cave of cilia in the "neck" of the animal. It can be enlarged by pasting new pills to it.

Floscularia 2

Floscularia 2
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Floscularia ringens - Fourfoliate wheeling organ with grinding chewing apparatus at work.

Being sessile this species can only spread by their larvae which are equipped with a simple wheel of cilia as a tool to swim and to find a new "seat".