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Difflugia leidyi
D. leidyi, in Sphagnum, Vosges, France, 2019

Difflugia leidyi Wailes, 1913

Diagnosis: Shell more or less pyroid, not compressed, with short broad neck; shell composed of an organic material, embedded with quartz particles and diatom frustules, mixed with some yellow, brown and black detritus particles. Median part of the shell ornamented with usually two bended tubular horns, giving it the impression of a Viking helmet.

Dimensions: 92-116 µm.

Ecology: In water with Sphagnum.

Difflugia leidyi
Difflugia leidyi
Height 98 and 116 µm, stacked images – Fochteloërveen, the Netherlands
Difflugia leidyi
Difflugia leidyi
Stacked images
Difflugia leidyi
Difflugia leidyi
Stacked image
Difflugia leidyi
Difflugia leidyi
Difflugia leidyi, 92 µm and 107 µm long
Ferry Siemensma, created February 23, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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