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Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula, spec.Photo Wolfgang Bettighofer

Pyxidicula spec.

Diagnosis: Shell hemispherical, aperture nearly as large as the diameter of the shell; aperture bordered by a tubular ring, which is in fact a curved part of the shell, first curving inward and then strongly curving outward. Nucleus single, vesicular.

Dimensions: Measurements: about 20 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater, rare. Germany.

Pyxidicula patens
A reconstruction of the shell-shape, based on the photomicrographs of Wolfgang Bettighofer.
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Ferry Siemensma, created February 27, 2019; last modified March 11, 2021
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