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Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri

Pompholyxophrys stammeri (Rainer, 1968) Roijackers & Siemensma, 1988

Diagnosis: Cell spherical, coated with one or two layers of elliptical, strongly compressed siliceous perles. Filopodia fine and short, emerging through the layer of perles. Cytoplasm usually reddish. Fast rolling movement.

Dimensions: Cell with periplast 27-66 µm; perles 2-6 µm.

Ecology: Fresh water; recorded from Europe and South-America. I have found this species at several locations in the Netherlands, usually in clear water, and in Southern Sweden.

Remarks: I doubt if this species can be distinguished light microscopically from P. stellata.

Literature: Siemensma (1991), Roijackers and Siemensma, 1988.

Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Above: perle in dorsal and lateral view; below: dried perle with collapsed wall – after Siemensma, 1991
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
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Pompholyxophrys stammeri, arrows point to flat scales.
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Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri, arrow points to a discoid plate scale.
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Cell 27 µm
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
Pompholyxophrys stammeri
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