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Genus Cryptodifflugia Penard, 1890

Diagnosis: Shell flask- or egg-shaped, circular or compressed in cross-section, with adhering foreign particles or smooth surface; nucleus vesicular; cyst in test, with mucous plug.

Ecology: feeding on bacteria and yeast. Fresh water, soil and mosses.

Some species:

Cryptodifflugia oviformis
Cryptodifflugia compressa
Cryptodifflugia crenulata
Cryptodifflugia sacculus
Cryptodifflugia pusilla
Cryptodifflugia minuta
Cryptodifflugia spec.
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