Netzelia muriformis, after Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958



Netzelia muriformis (Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958) new comb.

Difflugia muriformis Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958


Diagnosis: Test spherical, very rarely a little stretched, with a regular but weak tubercular structure and with a short collar. Collar build of organic cement, brownish, embedded with very small materials, smaller than on the rest of the shell; in lateral view this collar sometimes shows one or more indentations indicating the lobes of the commonly tri-lobed pseudostome.


Dimensions: 115-150 µm long, 110-138 µm broad, collar 3-7 µm high, pseudostome 31-50 µm in diameter.


Ecology: freshwater; Nothern Africa.


Literature: : Gauthier-Lièvre, L. et Thomas, R.: Les genres Difflugia, Pentagonia….. Arch. Protistk., (1958), 103:271.