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Scyphosphaera apsteinii

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A coccolithophorid from the Ionean Sea. Coccolithophorids are plants and cover their cells with calcium carbonate plates. Lugol's-fixed specimen, DIC optics. In the gallery of Tintinnids, genus Codonellopsis, see a species that uses some of the coccoliths to cover its own shell.

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