Tardigrade???

I know the possibilities is less. But every post on this species increase my attraction to find them out. Very recently posts of  @Yashas makes it doubled. Though several times I work in the foot hill area of Bhutan, but still I have not seen it under the foldscope. In few of my aborted attempt I tried to find them in moss laden moist forest or from the lichen therein. But due to some unwanted reason I have to left them in between for some pre-assignment.

Today, I was searching for some else, but in the midway this creature seized my attention. Its movement and structure look alike tardigrade. As I never encountered them so this is for your scrutiny @Manu Sir.

But if it is not, someday I shall definitely upload this little water bear. And if it is YES, then I have to edit my post.

Cheers,

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  1. Dear @RAJU,
    I suggest you edit the post 😉
    It’s an eutardigrade, let me know the details of the site and substrate…

    Cheerios
    Yashas

    1. Raju says:

      @YASHAS thank you so much for the identification. The habitat was a fresh water mud filled lake at Assam. I have seen this creature after about 10days from its collection. I kept it in a open sample bottle.

      Raju

      1. @Raju,
        They’re really hard to find… Especially aquatic ones..
        I hope you find more of them… All the best.

        Cheers
        Yashas

  2. laksiyer says:

    @Raju fantastic, a tardigrade finally for you. I am sure you will get bored of them in due course. One thing I am hoping you can do is to get down to the bottom of some of the interesting species you are documenting. While this is a eutardigrade, I do feel that it looks like a species I havent seen before. Here is a key I have used in the past.
    https://sun.iwu.edu/~tardisdp/sdp_taxonomy.html

    If you have the tardigrade thenlook for the features from the key, if not you are likely to find one sooner than later and so be mindful of these features. We should try and get a way to make permanent slides that illustrate the features nicely. Keep it going.

    1. Raju says:

      @Laks sir, thank you so much. I too have seen it first. I am keeping most of my observation in a database, and hope to Geo-tag all of them soon.

      Raju

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