Rhizaspis spec.
Rhizaspis spec.
Rhizaspis spec., with minute spines (arrows)

 

 

Rhizaspis spec.

 

Diagnosis: Sometimes I find specimens of R. scutiformis and R. marginata, with minute spines along the edge and the fundus region. The spines originate from minute conical protrusions. Maybe these spines are species specific, but maybe they are only present under certain conditions.

 

Rhizaspis
Rhizaspis
Arrows point to some spines, detail
Rhizaspis spec.
Rhizaspis spec.
Arrows point to some spines. Test with spines at the fundus.

 

Plagiophrys spec.

Plagiophrys scutiformis with some spines at the edge - Neer-river, Limburg.

Plagiophrys scutiformis

The same cell as before, but now with some distinct dots at the fundus. These dots are spines.

 

Plagiophrys scutiformis

Test 52 µm - Neerriver, Limburg