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and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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Spirillina limbata Brady, 1879 - A spirillinid foram (Foraminifera images)
Spirillinid foram
Spirillina limbata
- specimen from Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, images by Cai-Uso Wohler.

Spirillina limbata here displayed was in sand collected by Adrian Brokenshire at an unknown location at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, collection date unknown. The identification is based upon
"Jones, Robert Wynn, 1994: The Challenger Foraminifera Oxford Univ Press, 416 pp., Plate 85, Fig. 19", the species has not been verified.

In Cornwall this species was found 4-5 miles off Newlyn in June 1914 and at Penzance in May 1904, both specimens were found by Edward Heron-Allen FRS, the frequency is described as 'very rare'.
Ref: Cornish ERICA database.

The images here are examples of the superb supermacro photography of Cai-Uso Wohler. Pleae visit SANDPHOTO.DE to see more of Cai-Uso's work. All photographs here are the copyright of Cai-Uso Wohler of SANDPHOTO.DE @ http://www.cuwohler.de/

Original name:
Spirillina limbata Brady, 1879

Direct children (2)
Variety - Spirillina limbata var. denticulata Brady, 1884 accepted as Spirillina denticulata Brady, 1884
Variety - Spirillina limbata var. papillosa Cushman, 1915 accepted as Planispirillina papillosa (Cushman, 1915)
Ref. WoRMS

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Spirillina limbata foram from Carrick Roads Falmouth images by Cai-uso wohler von SANDPHOTO.DE at www.cuwohler.de foraminifera images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
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.