General: Black exterior. May be very short, straight, with flat tip, chalky texture with tranverse dark bands (the black coloration appears to "wear off") when viewed close up.
Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.
Consulting taxonomist: Mary McGann, Research Geologist Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Menlo Park, CA.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Goodday, A.J., L.A. Levin, C.L. Thomas, and B. Hecker (1992). The distribution and ecology of Bathysiphon filiformis Sars and B. major deFolin (Protista, Foraminiferida) on the continental slope off North Carolina. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 22: 129-146.
Citation: Bathysiphon major (de Folin 1886) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Bathysiphon%20major. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-01.