Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa in dorsal view (L) and lateral view (R)

Cryptodifflugia compressa Penard,1902

Diagnosis: shell broad ovoid to circular, compressed in cross section, hyaline, usually yellow brown, younger shells colorless; aperture circular or elliptical, with short collar; few pseudopodia, often tapering to the end; nucleus vesicular.

Dimensions: literature L 13-36 µm, B 9-36 µm.

Ecology: fresh water, mainly on waterplants, but also in Sphagnum and in detritus. Locally sometimes very common.

Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Pseudostome
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Apertural view and pseudopodia bars = 10 µm
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Empty shell Living specimen
Cryptodifflugia compressa
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