Amoeboid of the month
Microgromia haeckeliana De Saedeleer, 1934 is a small amoeboid living in different fresh water bodies where it is not rare. This specimen has attached its test firmly to the coverglass. Through a tubular mouth a number of very thin granulated and branching filopodia along the glass. The granules or extrusomes are used for capturing prey, mostly bacteria.
Phryganella acropodiaHyalosphenia - Assulina - Arcella - Difflugia - Cyphoderia - Centropyxis - Nebela