Scale bar indicates 25 µm.
Sample from a pond situated in the region "High Fens" (Eifel highlands, Germany). The image was built up using several photomicrographic frames with manual stacking technique. 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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Limnic and marine Protists of Northern Germany and the Alps
|Description of Cyphoderia ampulla: Testate amoeba, shell is colourless or yellow, retort-shaped and circular in transverse section. It is composed of circular or oval, flattened, siliceous test plates, which are arranged in diagonal rows on an organic matrix so that they either lie close or touch, but do not overlap. The aperture is circular and surrounded by a row of shell plates. Length of test 61-190 microns, diameter of test 33-72 microns, diameter of aperture 10-22 microns, diameter of shell plates 1.5-2.5 microns. |