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Difflugia angulostoma
Difflugia angulostoma, from Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Difflugia angulostoma  Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Diagnosis: Test transparent, spherical, with rough surface, mainly embedded with diatom valves; xenosomes packed very tightly, often overlapping. Pseudostome large, more than 1/3 of the width, rounded, but its contour may be uneven due to protruding flaps.

Dimensions: Length 40-80 µm, width 40-73 µm, pseudostome 18-51 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater, Africa.

Reference: Gauthier-Lièvre, L., and Thomas, R., 1958. Les genres Difflugia, Pentagonia, Maghrebia et Hoogenraadia (Rhizopodes testaces) en Afrique. Arch. Protistenkd. 103, 241–370.

Ferry Siemensma, created June 7, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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