Species found in “Guam, Apra Harbour” (2)

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