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Difflugia kempnyi
D. kempnyi, after Stepanek, 1953

Difflugia kempnyi (Stepanek, 1953) Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958
Basionym: Difflugia oblonga Kempnyi Stepanek, 1953

Diagnosis: Shell large, elongated ovary, ending with a distinct spike. The small collar is distinctly separated from the fundus. Built from mineral grains. The pseudostome is round.

Dimensions: Length 140-230 µm, width 70-140 µm, diameter pseudostome 35-60 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater. Europe, Africa.

Difflugia kempnyi
D. kempnyi, after Gauthier-Lièvre and Thomas, 1958
D. kempnyi
Difflugia spec., 131 µm – Naardermeer, stacked image
Ferry Siemensma, created June 19, 2019; last modified May 10, 2021
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