Globigerina bulloides   d'Orbigny,  1826 (Foraminifera)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polythalamea

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Shell 0.47 mm in diameter, with two or three convolutions, only the last one is seen in ventral view. Periphery lobulate. Umbilicus deeply compressed. Loculament inflated, the final whorl with four connecting loculaments; increasing in size rapidly. Shell wall reticulate, each loculament with large aperture, opening to the umbilicus. Aperture margins smooth, like lips, but without process.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• Goa (Lat: 15.48) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yarada (Lat: 17.65) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Gangavaram (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Strait INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Pentakota INDIA (Record: 22/04/1953)
• Kerala, Kochi (Lat: 76.27) (Long: 10.03) INDIA (Record: 10/1976)
• Kerala, Purakkad (Lat: 76.42) (Long: 9.51) INDIA (Record: 10/1976)
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)

Literature Source(s)
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