Difflugia leidy
Difflugia leidy
Height 98 and 116 µm, stacked images - Fochteloërveen, the Netherlands

 

 

Difflugia leidyi Wailes, 1913

 

Diagnosis: Shell more or less pyroid, not compressed, with short broad neck; shell composed of an organic material, embedded with quartz particles and diatom frustules, mixed with some yellow, brown and black detritus particles. Median part of the shell ornamented with usually two bended tubular horns, giving it the impression of a Viking helmet.

 

Dimensions: 92-116 µm.

 

Ecology: in water with Sphagnum.

 

Difflugia leidy
Difflugia leidy
Stacked images
Difflugia leidy
Difflugia leidy
Stacked image
Difflugia leidy
Difflugia leidy
Difflugia leidyi, 92 µm and 107 long