Species found in “Scotland, Loch Linnhe” (1)

Toxisarcon alba

Order “"monothalamids"” > Family “Clade C1” > Genus “Toxisarcon

Original description Wilding, T., A., 2002, J. For. Res., 32, 358-363
Further reference Pawlowski, J., Holzmann, M., Berney, C., Fahrni, J., Cedhagen, T., Bowser, S.,S., 2002, J. For. Res., 32, 334-343 (123 KB)

General description

The cell is free, large, and irregular with a central inflated region from where branches extend in all directions. A test has never been observed. On the seabed, the presence of T. alba is indicated by a distinctive, slightly raised, approximately circular mound of 18–40 mm diameter through which there are many perforations. Reticulopodia are occasionally seen at the base of the perforations.

Representative pictures

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1 specimen