Difflugia ivorensis
Difflugia ivorensis, after Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958
 

 
Difflugia ivorensis Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Diagnosis: Test stubby, oval in cross-section, pear-shaped in frontal view, ovoid elongated in lateral view. In frontal view, the flanks converge to the pseudostome, forming a short neck. Circular pseudostome lined with well arranged small stones. The base of the test is provided with 2 to 5 horns which are only rounded growths of little length. They are all placed roughly in the same plane as can be seen in a lateral or basal view; in frontal view, they are separated by a re-entrant arch a little like that occurs in some Centropyxis species. The entire coating is stony rather coarse with, in places, larger particles, all placed on a yellowish cement.
Cytoplasm, pseudopodia and unknown nucleus.

Dimensions: Length 208-286 µm, width 183-280 µm, thickness 116-122 µm, pseudostome 38-46 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater; Africa.

Remarks: Gauthier-Lièvre and Thomas (1958): “It is curious how much this species resembles Nebela columbiana var. ivorensis Gauthier-Lièvre 1956, found in neighboring stations. We have found it useful to give a table summarizing the differences.”

 

Recent posts

Cryptodifflugia collum

Cryptodifflugia collum, after Chardez, 1971 Cryptodifflugia collum  (Chardez, 1971) Bobrov et Mazei, 2017 Difflugiella collum Chardez, 1971 Diagnosis: Shell globose, transparent, hyaline, chitinous, aperture topped

Read More »

Cryptodifflugia brevicolla

Cryptodifflugia brevicolla, after Golemansky, 1979 Cryptodifflugia brevicolla  Golemansky, 1979 Diagnosis: Shell ovate, laterally compressed, with clearly expressed chitinous collar around an aperture, neck circular in

Read More »

Cryptodifflugia bassini

Cryptodifflugia bassini, after Bobrov, 2001 Cryptodifflugia bassini  Bobrov, 2001 Diagnosis: Shell small, axially symmetrical, circular in transverse section, flattened in longitudinal section, widely elliptical. Aperture

Read More »

Cryptodifflugia apiculata

Cryptodifflugia apiculata, after Cash, 1904 Cryptodifflugia apiculata  (Cash, 1904) Page, 1966 Difflugiella apiculata  Cash, 1904 Diagnosis: Shell ovoid, not compressed laterally, chitinous, smooth, transparent, colorless,

Read More »

Cryptodifflugia angusta

Cryptodifflugia angusta, after Schönborn, 1965 Cryptodifflugia angusta  (Schönborn, 1965) Page, 1966 Difflugiella angusta  Schönborn, 1965 Diagnosis: Shell small, organic, elongated-ovate, not transparent, yellow-brown, covered with

Read More »

Cryptodifflugia angulata

Cryptodifflugia angulata, after Playfair Cryptodifflugia angulata Playfair, 1917 Diagnosis: Shell small, oval, transparent, lateral sides flattened, fundus rounded-conic, widest shell part in the middle, lateral

Read More »