Schwabia spec.
Schwabia spec, with small aperture

 

 

Schwabia sp.

 

Diagnosis: shell chitinoid, yellow to brownish, broad elliptical, not compressed, covered with minute particles; aperture relatively small, irregular; nucleus very large, granular; filopodia long and straight, branching, sometimes anastomosing.

 

Dimensions: My measurements: c. 57 µm long.

 

Ecology: Sphagnum, Haaksbergerveen.

 

Remarks: I found this species once; it is remarkable because of the small aperture, which resembles those found with Rhizaspis and Lecythium.

 

Schwabia spec.
Schwabia spec., with large nucleus visible. Aperture to the left.
Schwabia spec.
Filopodia