Messemvriella

Messemvriella filosa, after Golemansky, 1973

 

 

Genus Messemvriella Golemansky, 1973

 

Diagnosis: Shape resembles Corythionella, but circular in transverse section, with circular, regularly overlapping siliceous scales. Apertural funnel less developed than in Corythionella. Typical ovular nucleus. Few thin filopodia.

Type species: Messemvriella filosa Golemansky, 1973

 

Ecology: Marine, littoral sands, bacterivorous and algivorous.

 

Remarks: This genus differs from Pseudocorythion by the lack of a caudal horn. 

 

Messemvriella

Messemvriella chardezi, after Sudzuki, 1979