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Abnormal Elphidium sp.

Taxon Profile

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

Apertural view of an Elphidium sp. having two whorls with different axes of rotation.

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 sp., Flensburg Fjord, Baltic Sea, Germany