This is most likely the Xenophyophore Syringammina sp. Xenophyophores are single celled organisms. The single cell branches and splits into hundreds of tubes which ramify and interconnect into a complex network. The test builds up as it proliferates, secreting a slimy organic cement. These are the largest structures produced by a single cell.
|Date:||04 February 2012|
|Classification:||Kingdom Protozoa > Phylum Foraminifera > Class Xenophyophorea|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Ocean Rig Poseidon|
|Project Partners:||Statoil, Oceaneering|
|ROV:||Millenium 93 and 73|
|Keywords:||Xenophyophore Tanzania Indian Ocean Zafarani|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||19 April 2012|
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