Kamenskaya O.E. 2005. Spiculammina delicata gen. et sp. n., a new xenophyophore from the eastern Pacific (Psamminidae) // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.2. No.1: 23–27 [in English].

P.P. Shirshov Instituite of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky Ave., 36, Moscow 117997, Russia. E-mail: okamenskaya@ocean.ru

ABSTRACT: A new genus and new species of xenophyophores is described from the abyssal depths of the eastern Pacific. The presence of external xenophyae arranged in a surface layer and internal xenophyae in the lumen of tubular test allow us to attribute Spiculammina delicata gen. et sp. n. to Psamminidae. The new genus is distinguished from other genera of the family by tree-like form of the test.

KEY WORDS: abyssal fauna, Protista, xenophyophores, Spiculammina delicata gen. et sp. n., taxonomy, Pacific Ocean.

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