Difflugia umbilicata


D. umbilicata, a frontal view, b lateral view (245 µm); c two tests from the same location, each 179 µm



Difflugia umbilicata Penard, 1902

= Difflugia pyriformis var. umbilicata Penard, 1902


Diagnosis: shell elongated ovoid; fundus usually crowned by a bud-shaped ornament; shell composed of quartz particles, sometimes mixed with fragments of diatom shells; pseudostome circular.


Dimensions: Penard: length 200-275 µm; my measurements 179-245 µm.


Ecology: I found this species occasionally in sediment of a ditch in the nature reserve Naardermeer, the Netherlands.