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Difflugia vermiformis
Difflugia vermiformis, from Snegovaya and Alekperov, 2005

Difflugia vermiformis  Snegovaya and Alekperov, 2005

Diagnosis: The shell is elongated, flattened and curved, with a blunt spine on the aboral end. Pseudostome ovoid and surrounded by a well-defined thin collar. Shell wall formed by transparent plates of variable size. The cytoplasm is colorless, without inclusions. There are 1-2 short lobopodia.

Dimensions: Length of shell 125-135 µm; width 75-85 µm; pseudostome diameter (25-35 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater. On aquatic plants in the shallow bays of the Kurakchay rivers.

Remarks: According to Snegovaya and Alekperov, 2005, this species clearly differs from all representatives of the Difflugia genus in shell shape.

Reference: Snegovaya, N. and Alekperov, I. (2005) Fauna of testate amoebae of western Azerbaijan Rivers. Protistology 4 (2), 149-183.

Ferry Siemensma, created June 5, 2019; last modified March 22, 2021
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