Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, diameter 97 µm



Genus Clathrulina Cienkowski, 1867


Diagnosis: Cell surrounded by a stalked spherical test with numerous openings for the axopodia. Axopodia with few microtubuli and kinetocysts, often branching. Zoospores with two flagellae.

Type species: C. elegans Cienkowski, 1867


Ecology: Sphagnum swamps and among aquatic plants in ponds; locally common.



Key to the species
Test with relatively large openings
Test with relatively small openings