Portrait of Nebela. Nebela is characterized by a long, compressed neck and ovoid aperture. From body of freshwater adjacent to an inflowing creek at Hawley Bog in Hawley, Massachusetts in fall 2010. Scale bar indicates 20 Ám. Photo taken using HMC microscopy with T1-Sm Nikon with a Canon PowerShot A640 digital camera. This image was taken by Angela Oliverio. Copyright holders: Laura Katz, Daniel Lahr, Angela Oliverio, and Gabriela Kubik.
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Hawley Bog Project
|Description of Nebela: Test: ovate, pyriform, elongate or with a long neck, always compressed sometimes with lateral pores. Yellowish, transparent often with predated siliceous plates or diatom frustles in an unstructured organic cement. Ovular nucleus. Most Nebela sp. are predators of small Euglyphida. Habitat: common in mosses (sphagnum) and soil. Loeblich & Tappan (1964) have designated Nebela numata Leidy, 1874 as valid type species which unfortunately is a junior subjective synonym of Nebela collaris (Ehrenberg, 1848). |