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Acanthamoeba
Acanthamoeba

Family Acanthamoebidae Sawyer and Griffin 1975 renewed def. Tice et al. 2016

Diagnosis: Flattened to dome shaped amoebae with flabellate-type pseudopodia some with furcate subpseudopodia. Where examined a interphase cells with a cytoplasmic microtubular organizing center (MTOC) from laminate structure to a simple globular mass with many raditating microtubules.

Type species: Acanthamoeba castellanii (Douglas, 1930).

Five genera:

  • Acanthamoeba
  • acuolamoeba
  • Luapeleamoeba
  • Protacanthamoeba
  • Dracoamoeba
Acanthamoeba
cf Acanthamoeba spec. fresh water, the Netherlands
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