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Elphidium excavatum excavatum (Terquem, 1875)

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found in surface sediments in the  Kiel Fjord, Baltic Sea, Germany   recent

Abnormal test with a lack of sculpture at the spiral side of this specimen of Elphidium excavatum excavatum (Terquem, 1875)

Images and text with permission of I. Polovodova, University of Gothenburg Department of Earth Sciences, formerly IFM-GEOMAR from:
Irina Polovodova and Joachim Schönfeld, 2008: Foraminiferal test abnormalities in the western Baltic Sea in Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 38 (4), p. 318-336.

Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
Paleoceanography Department
        Elphidium excavatum, Kiel Fjord, Baltic Sea, Germany