SYMBIONT-BEARING ROTALIIDS

Order: Rotaliida
Family: Amphisteginidae
Genus: Amphistegina
Species: gibbosa d'Orbigny

Amphistegina gibbosa
from the Florida Keys, dorsal (spiral) view, SEM, X70

A. gibbosa ventral
from Biscayne Bay, Florida, ventral (apertural) view, SEM, X70

A. gibbosa live dorsal
from the Florida Keys, live dorsal (spiral) view, LM, X40

A. gibbosa live ventral
from the Florida Keys, live ventral (apertural) view, LM, X40


Order: Rotaliida
Family: Asterigerinidae
Genus: Asterigerina
Species: carinata d'Orbigny

Asterigerina carinata
from the Florida Keys, dorsal (spiral) view, SEM, X150

A. carinata ventral
from the Florida Keys, ventral (apertural) view, SEM, X150

A. carinata live dorsal
from the Florida Keys, live dorsal (spiral) view, LM, X50

A. carinata live ventral
from the Florida Keys, live ventral (apertural) view, LM, X50


Order: Rotaliida
Family: Nummilitidae
Genus: Heterostegina
Species: antillarum d'Orbigny

Heterostegina antillarum
from the Florida Keys, side view, SEM, X45

H. antillarum side
from the Florida Keys, side view, SEM, X50

H. antillarum live side
from the Florida Keys, live side view, LM, X70

Symbiont-bearing miliolids |  Smaller miliolids |  Other smaller perforate taxa |  Opportunistic taxa |  Agglutinated taxa |  Introduction |  Methods |  References: taxonomy and ecology |  References: polluted and other stressed environments |  Home