Pseudodifflugia fascicularis
P. fascicularis, after Penard, 1902

Pseudodifflugia fascicularis Penard, 1902

Diagnosis: shell chitinoid, pyroid, narrow elliptical, with a faint indication of a neck, not compressed, partly covered with some mineral particles and diatom frustules; Plasmaboy visible through the shell wall. Pseudosome circular, but hard to observe because of a bundle (‘fascis’) of mineral particles; cytoplasm and nucleus normal; filopodia long and straight, branching but not really anastomosing.

Dimensions: literature 17-50 µm, seldom longer. My measurements: 24 µm.

Ecology: Detritus.

Pseudodifflugia fascicularis
Pseudodifflugia fascicularis
Pseudodifflugia fascicularis, shells 21 and 24 µm large
Pseudodifflugia fascicularis, 24 µm large
Pseudodifflugia fascicularis, filopodia
From: Lueftenegger et al, 1988
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