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The Fascinating World of Amoebae

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Although Lecythium mutabilis is not rare, it is easily overlooked. Often it looks like a Pseduodifflugia species or even just a piece of detritus. The test is ultra-thin, very flexible and transparent. More
Pseudoraphidocystis glutinosa builds trumpet-shaped spine scales. More
This is a very fine pseudopod of a Korotnevella amoeba. More
The beautiful Pompholyxophrys builds siliceous pearls to cover its body. More
Floating amoebae are showing the most crazy forms. Vannellids can project "coiled" pseudopodia. More
This is Heliomorpha, a bicilated heterotrophic Cercozoan. It can retract its axopodia and swim to better hunting grounds. More