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Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis, 125 and 121 µm, Ecuador

Padaungiella lageniformis Penard, 1890

Diagnosis: Body of shell broad, ellipsoid, prolonged into a tubular neck. Large elliptic or polygonal rounded plates, sometimes intermixed with small polygonal scales.

Dimensions: Length 95-145 µm, my measurements 103-125 µm.

Ecology: In mosses and Sphagnum, in peaty bogs.

Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis

Shell structure of P. lageniformis (l) and shell structure of Trinema enchelys present in the same sample.

This shell of P. lageniformis was found in a moss sample from Ecuador. It had obviously the same structure as shells of Trinema enchelys, which were present in the same sample. It is well known that these species get their xenosomes from preyed testaceans, but it is remarkable that the Trinema-structure was copied.

Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis
P. lageniformis, 103 µm (L) and N. penardiana, 115 µm, both from moss on a rock near Ayl, Germany.
Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis, preying on Euglypha species; arrow points to a filopodium of the Euglypha, trying to escape.
Padaungiella lageniformis
In the same sample a specimen ingesting an algae (shell = 115 µm).
Padaungiella lageniformis
Padaungiella lageniformis, 118 µm, the Netherlands
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