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Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photo: Wolfgang Bettighofer

 

Pyxidicula spec.

Diagnosis: Shell hemispherical, aperture nearly as large as the diameter of the shell; aperture bordered by a tubular ring, which is in fact a curved part of the shell, first curving inward and then strongly curving outward. Nucleus single, vesicular.

Dimensions: Measurements: about 20 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater, rare. Germany.

Pyxidicula patens

A reconstruction of the shell-shape, based on the photomicrographs of Wolfgang Bettighofer.
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
Pyxidicula
Pyxidicula spec. – Photomicrograph: Wolfgang Bettighofer
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