Sphenoderia lenta
Sphenoderia lenta
Sphenoderia splendida, Ecuador

 

 

Sphenoderia splendida Playfair, 1918

 

Diagnosis: shell in side-view ovoid, not compressed, in cross-section circular; plate scales elliptical. Pseudostome a narrow slit, surrounded by a thin hyaline collar.

 

Dimensions: length 30-70 µm

 

Ecology: in wet Sphagnum and other mosses. Also in detritus without Sphagnum-contact.

 

Remarks:

 

Sphenoderia lenta
Ecuador, moss