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Difflugia schizocaulis

 

Difflugia schizocaulis, 196 µm, Crailoo

Difflugia schizocaulis (Stepanek, 1952)

Diagnosis: shell ovoid to pyriform, with an irregularly forked aboral protrusion; usually both humps or extremities are inequal in length. Shell composed of small to large pieces of flat quartz. Nucleoli fusiform.

Dimensions: Stepanek: 175-332 µm. My measurements c. 196 um (n=2).

Ecology: freshwater, sediment.

Remarks: I found two specimens in a sample with no other Difflugia species.

Ferry Siemensma, created March 3, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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