Species found in “Sweden, Kosterfjorden, Yttre Vattenholmen” (1)

Toxisarcon synsuicidica

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

Original description Cedhagen, T., Pawlowski, J., 2002, J. For. Res., 32, 351-357 (["2.26 MB"])
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 test is free, irregular, monothalamous with a central inflated region from which branches extend in all directions. The test is uneven, loose, very soft, flexible, and droops when picked above the water surface. The organism consists of a cell covered by a brownish proteinaceous organic lining to which foreign particles, detritus, small mineral particles or organic flecks adhere.

Representative pictures

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1 specimen