APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

Foram or Hole bearer Images (Phylum Foraminifera)
Foraminifera incertae sedis (Class)

Lagenida (Order) > Nodosarioidea (Superfamily) > Lagenidae (Family)

Lagena
Lagena striata (d'Orbigny, 1839)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Lagenida (Order) > Nodosarioidea (Superfamily) > Vaginulinidae (Family) > Marginulininae (Subfamily)

Vaginulinopsis
Vaginulinopsis sublegumen Parr, 1950
- A Vaginulinid foram

Lagenida (Order) > Polymorphinoidea (Superfamily) > Ellipsolagenidae (Family) > Ellipsolageninae (Subfamily)

Fissurina
Fissurina orbignyana Seguenza, 1862
- An Ellipsolagenid foram

Lagenida (Order) > Polymorphinoidea (Superfamily) > Ellipsolagenidae (Family) > Oolininae (Subfamily)

Homalohedra
Homalohedra williamsoni (Alcock, 1865)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Lagenida (Order) > Polymorphinoidea (Superfamily) > Polymorphinidae (Family) > Edithaellinae (Subfamily)

Vasiglobulina
Vasiglobulina myristiformis (Williamson, 1858) ?
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Lagenida (Order) > Polymorphinoidea (Superfamily) > Polymorphinidae (Family) > Polymorphininae (Subfamily)

Globulina
Globulina gibba (Deshayes, 1830) ?
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Globothalamea (Class)

Rotaliida (Order) > Acervulinoidea (Superfamily) > Acervulinidae (Family)

Acervulina
Acervulina inhaerens Schulze, 1854
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Acervulinoidea (Superfamily) > Homotrematidae (Family)

Homotrema
Homotrema rubra (Lamarck, 1816)
- A non-native hole bearer or foram from the USA

Rotaliida (Order) > Asterigerinoidea (Superfamily) > Asterigerinatidae (Family)

Asterigerinata
Asterigerinata mamilla (Williamson, 1858)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Bolivinitoidea (Superfamily) > Bolivinitidae (Family) > Bolivinitinae (Subfamily)

Bolivina
Bolivina variabilis (Williamson, 1858)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Buliminoidea (Superfamily) > Buliminidae (Family)

Bulimina
Bulimina gibba Fornasini, 1902 or Bulimina elongata d'Orbigny, 1846 - A Hole bearer or foram

Protoglobobulimina
Protoglobobulimina pupoides (d'Orbigny, 1846)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Discorboidea (Superfamily) > Cancrisidae (Family)

Cancris
Cancris oblongus (Williamson, 1858) - A Cancrisid foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Discorboidea (Superfamily) > Rosalinidae (Family)

Rosalina
Rosalina globularis d'Orbigny, 1826
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Globigerinina (Suborder) > Globigerinoidea (Superfamily) > Globigerinidae (Family) > Globigerininae (Subfamily)

Globigerina
Globigerina bulloides d'Orbigny, 1826
- A Globigerinid foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Globigerinina (Suborder) > Globigerinoidea (Superfamily) > Globigerinidae (Family) > Orbulininae (Subfamily)

Orbulina
Orbulina universa d'Orbigny, 1839
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Planorbulinoidea (Superfamily) > Cibicididae (Family) > Cibicidinae (Subfamily)

Lobatula
Lobatula lobatula (Walker & Jacob, 1798)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Planorbulinoidea (Superfamily) > Planorbulinidae (Family) > Planorbulininae (Subfamily)

Planorbulina
Planorbulina mediterranensis d'Orbigny, 1826
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Rotalioidea (Superfamily) > Elphidiidae (Family) > Elphidiinae (Subfamily)

Elphidium
Elphidium aculeatum (d'Orbigny, 1846)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Elphidium macellum (Fichtel & Moll, 1798)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Rotaliida (Order) > Rotalioidea (Superfamily) > Rotaliidae (Family) > Ammoniinae (Subfamily)

Ammonia
Ammonia beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Textulariia (Subclass) > Lituolida (Order) > Spiroplectamminina (Suborder) > Spiroplectamminoidea (Superfamily) > Spiroplectamminidae (Family) > Spiroplectammininae (Subfamily)

Spiroplectinella
Spiroplectinella wrighti (Silvestri, 1903) ? - A Foram

Textulariia (Subclass) > Textulariida (Order) > Textulariina (Suborder) > Eggerelloidea (Superfamily) > Pseudogaudryinidae (Family) > Pseudogaudryininae (Subfamily)

Connemarella
Connemarella rudis (Wright, 1900) syn. Gaudryina rudis
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Monothalamea (Class)

Astrorhizida (Order) > Astrorhizina (Suborder) > Astrorhizoidea (Superfamily) > Halyphysemidae (Family)

Halyphysema
Halyphysema tumanowiczii Bowerbank, 1862
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Tubothalamea (Class)

Miliolida (Order) > Miliolina (Suborder) > Milioloidea (Superfamily) > Hauerinidae (Family) > Hauerininae (Subfamily)

Massilina
Massilina secans (d’Orbigny, 1826) - A Hauerinid foram

Quinqueloculina
Quinqueloculina species - A Hauerinid foram

Miliolida (Order) > Miliolina (Suborder) > Milioloidea (Superfamily) > Hauerinidae (Family) > Miliolinellinae (Subfamily)

Triloculina
Triloculina d'Orbigny, 1826 sp. (Newlyn Marina 08.09.15.)

Miliolida (Order) > Miliolina (Suborder) > Milioloidea (Superfamily) > Spiroloculinidae (Family)

Spiroloculina
Spiroloculina excavata d'Orbigny, 1846
- A Spiroloculinid foram

Spirillinida (Order) > Spirillinina (Suborder) > Patellinidae (Family) > Patellininae (Subfamily)

Patellina
Patellina corrugata Williamson, 1858
- A Hole bearer or Foram

Spirillinida (Order) > Spirillinina (Suborder) > Spirillinidae (Family)

Spirillina
Spirillina sp. (Newlyn Marina 10.07.15)
- A Hole bearer or Foram

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Foram from Carnsew Pool to identify (1)
Foram from Carnsew Pool to identify (2)

A planktonic species of foraminifera - Falmouth. 19.04.16.

A collection of forams from a small lowershore sample of shellsand at Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall. 24.03.12.

Further information on Foraminifera can be found on the Foraminifera Gallery. (External Link)

Information can be found on the above website on sampling; and on Foraminifera that have been previously found and photographed locally in Cornwall, at Coverack, The Lizard and Carrick Roads, Fal Estuary.

Michael Hesemann of the Foraminifera Gallery states there may be over 50 species of Foraminifera to be found in shell sand around the coast of Cornwall, and even more offshore.

Hole Bearer or Foram Images Foraminifera UK