Eckhard posted these beautiful images of a Hyalosphenia.
It could be H. penardi or H. gigantea. Both are river species from Germany or NL.
Where did you find this?
Can you isolate any for sequencing?
my partner Steffen found this Hyalosphenia in northern Germany. At the collection site it was an abundant species ranging in size from 100 to 120 µm. We know the exact location. The shell has a particular structure that we did not see in Hyalosphenia before. I have posted the image of the shell structure in the twilight zone as I am not allowed to post image links here due to missing karma ;)
I don't know whether we will visit the collection site this year again, as it is getting quiet cold here. If we do we will have isolates for sequencing.
Are the first two images distinct individuals or different views of the same individual?
Pseudopod your life.
the images show the same individual. The image to the right is the lateral view. The sample was mud of a small river that passes through old sphagnum moors. Pores were not visible.
This reminds me of Hyalosphenia punctata, just way bigger… whether these guys have something to do with our familiar papilio is something that remains to be investigated. Maybe they are not even hyalospheniids…