Nebela barbata as illustrated in Shen & Zhang (1990) Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota, China Architecture and Building Press. This image was taken with permission from Modern Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota written by Shen Yunfen, Zhang Zongshe and colleagues, and published by China Architecture and Building Press in 1990. Image copyright: China Architecture and Building Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Protozoan biomonitors in China
|Description of Nebela barbata: Testate amoeba, the lorica is colourless and pyriform with an elongated neck. It is composed of a mixture of oval, circular and elongate shell plates, with numerous short, fine spines projecting from the junctions of the shell plates. The spines are often flattened against the shell and difficult to see. The aperture is oval and surrounded by a collar of organic cement, the inner margin of which has about eight tooth-like protrusions. Length of shell 80-160 microns, breadth of shell 38-62 microns, depth of shell 36-41 microns, diameter of aperture 10-23 microns. |