Microquadrula musciphila

Microquadrula musciphila – from Golemansky, 1968

Genus Microquadrula Golemansky, 1968

Diagnosis: Shell ovoid, hyaline and transparent, narrowed in its anterior portion; pseudostome circular, obliquely truncated. In ventral view it resembles Corythion. Covered with square or rectangular siliceous plates, in appearance identical to that of the genus Quadrulella.
The genus Microquadrula differs from the genus Paraquadrula by its general shape, its circular cross section, its circular and obliquely placed pseudostome and the siliceous nature of its platelets. Monospecific.

Ecology: humid moss on rocks, fresh water (Cuba)

Recent posts

Ditrema spec.

Ditrema spec. Ditrema spec. Diagnosis: Shell as with D. longicollis, but much smaller, surrounded by V-shaped structures that gave it the impression of a star.

Read More »

Rotosphaerida

Pompholyxophrys Pompholyxophrys Pompholyxophrys Rabdiophrys Rotosphaerida Rainer, 1968 Diagnosis: Aciliate predominantly spherical or flattened amoebae from which elongated actin-based filopodia extend; with flat discoid mitochondrial cristae;

Read More »

Centropyxis tabel

Key to Centropyxis species 1 Test in dorsal view circular or almost circular 2 – Test in dorsal view irregular due to various outgrows and

Read More »