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Lobosea: Testacealobosia: Arcellinida: Difflugiidae

Difflugia oblonga
var. venusta (Penard) Cash

Difflugia oblonga Genus: Pseudostome lacks lobed collar; test round or oval in cross-section; pseudostome relatively large, with or lacking a collar (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Species: Test pyriform, flask-shaped, or ovoid; neck variable in length; aperture terminal, typically circular; test composed of angular sand-grains, diatoms; 60-580 μm by 40-240 μm (Kudo, 1966).
Similar species -->> D. scaplellum; D. acuminata;

Difflugia oblonga (slightly similar to D. pyriformis), test 165 μm long, 75 μm wide, L/W=2.2, pseudostome 25 μm wide, P/W=0.33, x 400, x 640, Akigase Park, Saitama city, Saitama Pref., Japan, September, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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