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Quinqueloculina seminula (Linnaeus, 1758) - A hauerinid foram (Foraminifera images)
Hauerinid foram
Quinqueloculina seminula
- specimen from Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, images by Cai-Uso Wohler.

Quinqueloculina seminula here displayed was in sand collected by Adrian Brokenshire at an unknown location at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, collection date unknown. The specimen has not been verified.

In Cornwall this species was found by Edward Heron-Allen FRS between 1914 and 1929, in Whitsand Bay and in Cawsand Bay and at the Eddystone. He refers to the species as being universally distributed in Cornwall. Prof. J. Clark recorded the species from Mounts Bay in the west to Cawsand Bay in the east, also recording it on the north coast at St. Ives and Padstow, all pre. 1906. All records above as Quinqueloculina seminulum.
Ref: Cornish ERICA database.

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Hauerinid foram
Quinqueloculina seminula syn. Miliolina seminulum, typica Williamson - Figure 183, from Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain, Williamson, 1858.

Hauerinid foram
Quinqueloculina seminula syn. Miliolina seminulum, typica Williamson - Figure 184, from Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain, Williamson, 1858.

Quinqueloculina seminula (Linnaeus, 1758) syn. Miliolina seminulum, typica of Williamson, Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain, 1858. Printed for the Ray Society.

Original name: Serpula seminulum Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised names: Miliolina seminulum (Linnaeus, 1758), Quinqueloculina seminulum (Linnaeus, 1758), Quinqueloculina triangularis d'Orbigny, 1826 (Nomen nudum), Quinqueloculina triangularis d'Orbigny, 1846 (subjective junior synonym in opinion of Hayward et al (2010)) and Serpula seminulum Linnaeus, 1758 (foraminifer erroneously described in a polychaete genus).
Ref. WoRMS

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Quinqueloculina seminula from Carrick Roads Falmouth images by Cai-uso wohler von SANDPHOTO.DE at www.cuwohler.de foraminifera images
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people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.