The test of Netzelia tuberculata shows its mulberry surface which gave the name (tuberculata). As all Lesquereusiidae Netzelia builds up the test with self-made pads (called idiosomes). A few xenosomes are also visible. All xenosomes are covered with a coating. indicates 25 µm.
Sample from a freshwater pond on the island of Hiddensee (Baltic Sea, Germany). This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.
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Wolfgang Bettighofer, www.protisten.de.