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Lesquereusia modesta

 

Lesquereusia modesta Rhumbler, 1895

Diagnosis: test colorless, circular with an asymmetrical neck, slightly flattened laterally, primarily composed of mineral grains, but also composed of a mixture of siliceous rods and mineral grains. Test often with a Difflugia-like appearance. Neck short and broad, slightly turned to one side. The aperture is terminal circular and bordered by siliceous rods or small particles of quartz.

Dimensions: Length 109-174 µm.

Ecology: in mosses like sphagnum and in detritus. Species feeding on diatoms and green algae.

 

Lesquereusia modesta
Lesquereusia modesta
Lesquereusia modesta, 147 µm – Groeneveld , and typical form (right)
Lesquereusia modesta
Lesquereusia modesta
L. cf modesta, 92 µm high, and  L. modesta, 170 µm high, China, both from the same sample.
Lesquereusia modesta, 126 µm – Tirol, Austria
Lesquereusia modesta, 109 µm, oral view
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