Schwabia spec.
Schwabia spec., with small aperture



Schwabia sp.


Diagnosis: shell chitinoid, yellow to brownish, broad elliptical, not compressed, covered with minute particles; aperture relatively small, irregular; nucleus very large, granular; filopodia long and straight, branching, sometimes anastomosing.


Dimensions: My measurements: c. 57 µm long.


Ecology: Sphagnum, Haaksbergerveen, the Netherlands.


Remarks: I found this species once; it is remarkable because of the small aperture, which resembles those found with Rhizaspis and Lecythium.


Schwabia spec.
Schwabia spec., with large nucleus visible. Aperture to the left.
Schwabia spec.