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Difflugia pyriformis (sketch)

Mainly 150-250 micrometres

Freshwater, especially in pools around submerged moss and filamentous algae

Omnivorous, feeding on small algae and other protists

 

Difflugia and relatives have dark shells formed by cementing together sand, diatom shells, or other debris.

 

Kingdom Protozoa / Protista

Phylum Amoebozoa

Class Tubulinea

Also called Difflugia oblonga, a name which would have priority except it was likely some smaller species.

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Uploaded on September 19, 2010