Microworld

world of amoeboid organisms

Menu
Rabdiaster reticulata
Rabdiaster reticulata
R. reticulata, (l.) from Siemensma (1991) and (r.) Nicholls (1902)

Rabdiaster reticulata (Thomsen, 1979) Mikrjukov, 1999. emend. Nicholls, 2012
( = Pinaciophora reticulata Thomsen, 1979)
( = Rabdiophrys reticulata (Thomsen, 1979) Roijackers & Siemensma, 1988)

Diagnosis: Cells 15 – 25 µm in diameter, with tubular spine-scales 2 – 6 µm long with a solid disc-like base 0.5 – 0.7 µm in diameter and about 0.1 µm thick. The middle region of the spine shaft with parallel walls in optical cross-section, about 0.35 µm in diameter; some spines with internal short, curved rib-like thickenings at irregular intervals throughout the length of the spine shaft. Distal end of the spine-scales flared to about 0.35 – 0.65 µm in diameter with a scalloped rim ornamented with 3-5 tooth-like projections. Plate-scales, 2.5 – 3.2 µm in diameter, comprised of a double layer of siliceous sheeting, unornamented or with a few small depressions in the distal sheet (visible in TEM images of obliquely oriented scales). The space between the double layer is filled with a maze-like pattern of ribs and/or hexagonal or polygonal meshes revealed in TEM images as electron-dense dark lines and forming an elaborate ribbed network  with the largest and more completely structured meshes located near the centre of the scale. Aberrant plate-scales  with non-circular outlines (smaller with rounded polygonal outlines) occasionally present.

Type location: Marine, Dybso Fjord (Denmark).

Rabdiaster reticulata
R. reticulata, from Nicholls (1902)
Recent posts

Arcella guadarramensis

A. guadarramensis – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Arcella guadarramensis González-Miguéns & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Color ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. Sub hemispherical test shape, with flattened

Read More »

Galeripora

G. naiadis – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Genus Galeripora González-Miguéns, Soler-Zamora, Villar-dePablo, Todorov & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Tests built exclusively with proteinaceous organic material. Shape more

Read More »

Galeripora naiadis

G. naiadis – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora naiadis González-Miguéns, Soler-Zamora, Villar-dePablo, Todorov & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Color ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. The test has

Read More »

Galeripora balari

G. balari – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora balari González-Miguéns & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Color ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. General test shape is rounded and

Read More »

Galeripora sitiens

G. sitiens – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora sitiens González-Miguéns, Soler-Zamora, Villar-dePablo, Todorov & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Color ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. General test shape

Read More »

Galeripora bufonipellita

G. bufonipellita – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora bufonipellita González-Miguéns & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Color ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. General test shape is rounded and

Read More »

Galeripora succelli

G. succelli – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora succelli González-Miguéns & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Colour ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. Sub hemispherical test shape, with flattened

Read More »

Galeripora galeriformis

G. galeriformis – after González-Miguéns et al., 2021 Galeripora galeriformis González-Miguéns, Soler-Zamora, Villar-dePablo, Todorov & Lara, 2021 Diagnosis: Colour ranges from transparent to yellow-orange. General test shape

Read More »

Difflugia globulosa – Ogden

Difflugia globulosa, Crailoo, Netherlands, 2021 Difflugia globulosa (Dujardin, 1837) sensu Ogden, 1988 Diagnosis: Shell light to dark brown, spherical, composed of small and large quartz

Read More »

Leptomyxa spec.

Leptomyxa sp. Leptomyxa sp. Diagnose: Slowly moving amoeba with a long tubular body with some lobopodia at both ends extending in several directions and also

Read More »