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Difflugia linearis
D. linearis, after Penard, 1958

Difflugia linearis (Penard, 1890) Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Diagnosis: Test bottle-shaped or elongated. The neck is long, narrow with parallel sides, the test slightly expands to the fundus. The surface is usually covered with flattened mineral grains, cusps of diatoms and flagellate cysts. The pseudostome is round.

Dimensions: Length 96-108 µm, width 32-38 µm, diameter pseudostome 12-13 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater. Sphagnum

Ferry Siemensma, created June 19, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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