Centropyxis (aerophila) sylvatica, 90 µm, in ventral view (left) and lateral view - Laegieskamp

 

 

Centropyxis sylvatica (Deflandre, 1929)

 

Diagnosis:  shell formed of two distinct parts: the shell body, and a semi-circular visor. The body is perforated by a small circular aperture. The shell wall is composed of an organic matrix, incorporating fine plate-like polymorphous mineral particles.

 

Dimensions: literature 

 

Ecology: mosses and Sphagnum.