Sunday, February 10, 2013

Peneroplis plantus Foraminifera

This looks like a Peneroplis plantus foraminifera. It was found at Pago Beach on the island of Guam. Image is magnified 40 times under a microscope which should equate to a 1 mm field of view.

Learn more at the Foraminifera blog:

Thanks to Pam for obtaining the specimen and Herb for the processed material.

Update: I found another one and here is its picture.


Tony Edger said...

A beautiful image. Thanks for posting and alerting me to the blog (which I should have known about).

Kentuckiana Mike said...

Thanks. I posted another one. They are not quite as common as the star sand foram found in the Guam samples. is a great a site!