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Collected from a pond on the isle of Hiddensee (German Baltic Sea). The image was built up using several photomicrographic frames with manual stacking technique. The images were taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.
Image under Creative Commons License V 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA). This image was taken by Wolfgang Bettighofer. Image copyright by Wolfgang Bettighofer (www.protisten.de); image used under license to MBL.
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From the collection
Limnic and marine Protists of Northern Germany and the Alps
|Description of Centropyxis ecornis: Testate amoeba, the shell is brown and usually circular. The aboral region in lateral view is spherical and tapers from mid-body position to the aperture lip. The shell is rough, although the apertural surface usually has a covering of organic cement overlying irregular mineral particles. The aperture is invaginated, oval or circular, sub-terminal with a thick apertural rim. Length of shell 191-262 microns, breadth of shell 185-254 microns, depth of shell 82-116 microns and diameter of aperture 72-98 microns. |