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Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, with granulated filopodia

Genus Clathrulina Cienkowski, 1867

Diagnosis: Cell surrounded by a stalked spherical test with numerous openings for the axopodia. Axopodia with few microtubuli and kinetocysts, often branching. Zoospores with two flagellae.

Type species: C. elegans Cienkowski, 1867

Ecology: Sphagnum swamps and among aquatic plants in ponds; locally common.

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Test with relatively large openings
Test with relatively small openings
Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, stacked image
Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, the same specimen as before
Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, granulopodia in the center of each hole.
Clathrulina elegans
Clathrulina elegans, empty shell, diameter 97 µm
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