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Netzelia muriformis, after Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Netzelia muriformis (Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958) new comb.
Difflugia muriformis Gauthier-Lièvre et Thomas, 1958

Diagnosis: Test spherical, very rarely a little stretched, with a regular but weak tubercular structure and with a short collar. Collar build of organic cement, brownish, embedded with very small materials, smaller than on the rest of the shell; in lateral view this collar sometimes shows one or more indentations indicating the lobes of the commonly tri-lobed pseudostome.

Dimensions: Length 115-150 µm, width 110-138 µm, collar 3-7 µm high, pseudostome 31-50 µm in diameter.

Ecology: Freshwater; Northern Africa.

Literature: :
Gauthier-Lièvre, L. et Thomas, R.
: Les genres Difflugia, Pentagonia….. Arch. Protistk., (1958), 103:271.

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