Syringammina sp.

Syringammina sp.


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. There is a decapod crustacean in this image as well

Item Type:Image
Title:Syringammina sp.
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Date:06 November 2013
Classification:Kingdom Protozoa > Phylum Foraminifera > Class Xenophyophorea
Species:Syringammina sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1771
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Keywords:Syringammina Tanzania
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:04 February 2015

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