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Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis – 26 and 25 µm long

Cryptodifflugia oviformis Penard, 1902

Diagnosis: Shell ovoid, not of slightly compressed; surface smooth, sometimes covered with some xenosomes; young shells colorless, older shells yellow to deep brown; aperture with a thick collar.

Dimensions: L 14-35 µm, B 8-20 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater, in different water types; usually on waterplants and in Sphagnum. Very common, sometimes abundant.

Remarks: Shell wall is comprised of a thin outer organic layer and a much thicker inner, non-crystalline calcareous layer (Hedley et al. (1977))

Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
C. oviformis, Ecuador, 3000m
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
C. oviformis, Ecuador, moss at 3000m (all four from the same sample)
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia oviformis

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