Gromia sphaerica

Gromia sphaerica

Gromia sphaerica
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Cercozoa
Class: Gromiidea
Family: Gromiidae
Genus: Gromia
Species: G. sphaerica
Binomial name
Gromia sphaerica

Gromia sphaerica is a large spherical seafloor, and it is mostly filled with stercomata (waste pellets).[1]

In 2008, 30-millimeter (1.2-inch) specimens were found off the coast of Precambrian, including 1.8 billion year-old fossil trails in the Stirling formation in Australia.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ (Order Filosea), from the bathyal Arabian Sea"Gromia sphaerica sp. nov.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, "A large testate protist,
  2. ^ Matz, Mikhail V.; Tamara M. Frank, N. Justin Marshall, Edith A. Widder and Sonke Johnsen (2008-12-09). "Giant Deep-Sea Protist Produces Bilaterian-like Traces". Current Biology (Elsevier Ltd) 18 (18): 1–6.  
  3. ^ Reilly, Michael (2008-11-20). "Single-celled giant upends early evolution". MSNBC. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  4. ^ University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences, "Discovery of Giant Roaming Deep Sea Protist Provides New Perspective on Animal Evolution"
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