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Abnormal Elphidium gerthi van Voorthuysen, 1957

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

Abnormal specimen with a complex form of abnormality leading to difficulties with its taxonomical identification as Elphidium gerthi van Voorthuysen, 1957

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 gerthi, Kiel Fjord, Baltic Sea, Germany