Species found in “Gulf of Eilat, Israel” (17)

Amphisorus hemprichii

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Soritidae” > Genus “Amphisorus

Original description Ehrenberg, C., G., 1839, Physikal. Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 81-174
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (["602 KB"])
Further reference Pawlowski , J., Holzmann, M., Fahrni, J., Pochon, X., Lee, J., J., 2001, J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 48, 368-373 (["124 KB"])
Further reference Garcia-Cuetos, L., Pochon, X., Pawlowski, J., 2005, Protist, 156, 399-412 (["401 KB"])
Description Gudmundsson, G., 1994, Micropaleontology, 40, 101-155

General description

Discoidal test with thickened rim and annular chambers that are divided into chamberlets; several rows of apertures on the peripheral margin. Living specimens are brownish due to dinophycean endosymbionts.

Representative pictures

Amphisorus hemprichii; Japan, Sesoko Amphisorus hemprichii; Israel, Elat; living specimen Amphisorus hemprichii; Israel, Elat; living specimen Amphisorus hemprichii, Japan, Sesoko Amphisorus hemprichii, Japan, Sesoko
4 specimens

Arnoldiellina fluorescens

Order “"monothalamids"” > Family “Clade I” > Genus “Arnoldiellina

Original description Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L., Holzmann M., Pawlowski J., 2013, European Journal of Protistology, 49, 210-216 (["1.09 MB"])

General description

Test free, monothalamous, fusiform. The length is 3-5 times the width. Transparent organic wall that increases in thickness around the single terminal aperture. The aperture is funnel-shaped with a tubular extension inside the theca.

Representative pictures

A.fluorescens
3 specimens

Borelis schlumbergeri

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Alveolinidae” > Genus “Borelis

Original description Reichel, M., 1937, Mém. Soc. Paléontol. Suisse, 95-147
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (["602 KB"])

General description

The genus Borelis possesses spherical to fusiform tests, chambers are divided into chamberlets. Multiple apertures occur in a single row. Living specimens appear brownish in colour due to diatom endosymbionts

Representative pictures

Borelis schlumbergeri Borelis schlumbergeri
2 specimens

Heterostegina depressa

Order “Rotaliida” > Family “Nummulitidae” > Genus “Heterostegina

Original description Orbigny, A. D’, 1826, Annales du Museum d’Histoire Naturelles, Paris, 7, 1-275
Description Hohenegger, J., Yordanova, E., Hatta, A., 2000, J. Foram. Res., 30, 3-28
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Pawlowski J., 2003, J. For. Res., 33, 277-284 (["127 KB"])
Further reference Holzmann, M., Berney, C., Hohenegger, J., 2006, Symbiosis, 42, 93-101 (["3.03 MB"])
Description Hottinger, L., 1977, Mémoires du Muséum National d`Histoire Naturelle, Paris., 40, Série C, 1-159

General description

Central part of the test is thickened, early chambers are undivided, later ones are divided by secondary septa. Diatom symbionts lead to a brownish colour in living specimens.

Representative pictures

Heterostegina depressa Heterostegina depressa Heterostegina depressa
6 specimens

Peneroplis planatus

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Peneroplidae” > Genus “Peneroplis

Original description Fichtel, L., Moll, J., P., C., 1798, Vienna, Camesina
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (["602 KB"])
Description Cimerman, F., Langer, M., , 1991, 30, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Slovenica Classis IV: Historia Naturalis, 1-119

General description

Compressed test with involute and planispirally enrolled chambers in an early stage. Longitudinal stria as surface ornaments, apertures are arranged in a series of pores. As in all Peneroplidae, chambers have no internal subdivisions and rhodophyceans are housed as endosymbionts.

Representative pictures

Peneroplis planatus Peneroplis planatus
5 specimens

Siphonaperta sp.

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Hauerinidae” > Genus “Siphonaperta

Original description of genus Vella, P., 1957, Pal. Bull. Wellington, New Zealand, 28, 1-64
Further reference Hottinger, L., Halicz, E., Reiss, Z., 1993, 33, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Slovenica Classis IV: Historia Naturalis
Description of genus Loeblich, A., J., R., Tappan, H., 1988, vol.1-2, Van Nostrand, Reinhold, New York

General description

Agglutinated test, chambers arranged in quinqueloculine manner. Aperture at the end of a short neck.

Representative pictures

Siphonaperta sp._13213
1 specimen

Sorites spp.

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Soritidae” > Genus “Sorites

Original description of genus Ehrenberg, C., G., 1839, Physikal. Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 81-174
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (["602 KB"])
Further reference Pawlowski , J., Holzmann, M., Fahrni, J., Pochon, X., Lee, J., J., 2001, J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 48, 368-373 (["124 KB"])
Further reference Garcia-Cuetos, L., Pochon, X., Pawlowski, J., 2005, Protist, 156, 399-412 (["401 KB"])
Description of genus Loeblich, A., J., R., Tappan, H., 1988, vol.1-2, Van Nostrand, Reinhold, New York

General description

Discoidal test, early chambers are peneroplid, later chambers become annular and divided into chamberlets that are connected by a stolon system. Apertures occur along the peripheral margin, they are more or less circular and surrounded by a calcified rim. Living specimens have a brownish colour due to Symbiodinium endosymbionts.

Representative pictures

Sorites sp. , Australia, Rottness Island Sorites sp., USA, Florida Keys Sorites sp., Israel, Elat
9 specimens

Spirophtalmidium sp.

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Ophtalmidiidae” > Genus “Spirophtalmidium

Original description of genus Cushman, J., A., 1927, Contr. Cushman Lab. For. Res., 3, 1-105
Description of genus Hottinger, L., Halicz, E., Reiss, Z., 1993, 33, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Slovenica Classis IV: Historia Naturalis

General description

Evolute test, fusiform in lateral view. Biloculine chamber arrangement, aperture at the end of an elongated neck.

Representative pictures

Spirophtalmidium sp._13207
1 specimen