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The location of this site where I took some interesting samples is the Cocococha Lagoon, an old meander of the Tambopata River, where a giant otter family occurs. My samples came from waterplants, covered with detritus. The exact location is: 12º 49′ 05.72” S, 69º 15′ 42.74” W (see arrow). The site is located about 30 km south south west of Puerto Maldanado.

Some observed species:

  • Arcella costata
  • Arcella rotundata
  • Centropyxis ecornis
  • Cucurbitella cf. vlasinensis
  • Clathrella foreli
  • Clathrulina elegans
  • Difflugia oblonga
  • Difflugia corona f. tuberculata
  • Diplophrys archeri
  • Pseudodifflugia spec.
  • Mastigamoeba spec.
  • Mayorella spec.
  • Microcometes paludosa
  • Apogromia spec.
  • Netzelia oviformis
  • Paralieberkuehnia elegantula
  • Thecamoeba quadrilineata
  • Diaphoropodon mutabilis
  • Lesquereusia spiralis
  • Vannella simplex
  • Raphidocystis tubifera

Peru Lake Cocococha - Ferry Siemensma

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