a small Tintinnid

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Franz Neidl
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a small Tintinnid

Post by Franz Neidl »

A little work of art made by a marine protozoon. The lorica was only 50 µm high. The name of the family: Dictiocystidae (maybe Dictyocysta dilatata ?).
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Post by Cactusdave »

Absolutely great to see one of these alive. I have marveled at the variety and beauty of their empty cases so many times.
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Post by Mitch640 »

Amazing. I live a thousand miles from any ocean, so I will only see these when you post them. :)

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Very nice!


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Post by BJ »


a beautiful shot.

Definitely Dictyocysta, but I think D. mitra.

D. dilatata has a pointed base (not obvious in your photo), a more flared collar and a bigger difference in size of the "windows" between the collar and the body.

thanks for sharing,

with my best wishes,


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