Caption: Foraminiferan test from Iriomote Jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Baculogypsina sp.). Foraminifera produce (most commonly) a calciferous test (skeleton) which is divided into chambers. Live forams have filopodia that are united in a complex fashion to produce reticulopodia. Known as star sand.
Magnification*: x8
Type: SEM
Copyright 1999 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: aquatic,Baculogypsina,calciferous,calcified,calcium carbonate,foram,foraminifera,foraminiferan,Iriomote Jima,marine,plankton,protozoa,protozoan,salt water,sea water,skeleton,star sand,test,zooplankton,SEM,10.01.09,99004A