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Elphidium excavatum excavatum
(Terquem, 1875)

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

Abnormal test with reduced chamber size (arrow) 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, Flensburg Fjord, Baltic Sea, Germany