Technitella legumen

Technitella legumen (Norman, 1878)

Technitella legumen Norman. Jones 1994, p 34 pl 25 figs 8-10.

Technitella legumen 1

  • Adult-sized specimen (one)
  • Rose Bengal stained
  • Collected: 11 May 1987, RV Dalnie Zelentsy, SW Barents Sea, 280 mwd, sponge-spicule mat

Technitella legumen 2

  • Adult-sized specimen (two)
  • Rose Bengal stained
  • Collected: 11 May 1987, RV Dalnie Zelentsy, SW Barents Sea, 280 mwd, sponge-spicule mat

Technitella legumen 3

  • The apertural structure of the second specimen enlarged

Technitella legumen 4

  • Details of the wall surface, specimen oriented the aperture up

Remarks:

The agglutinated test wall incorporates sponge spicules; on the Barents-Kara shelf this species has been recorded only from the SW Barents Sea at depths of 100-300m where sponge-spicule mats of several centimeters thick commonly drape the seafloor; never found in sediment cores.

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