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

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