Leptophrys elegans
Arboramoeba reticulata, detail of network

Arboramoeba reticulata Geisen, Bass & Berney, 2015

Diagnosis: Non-marine, with morphological characteristics of the genus. Size usually larger than 600 µm, cysts between 10-20 µm in diameter. Feeds on bacteria, cyanobacteria, fungi and small flagellates.

Ecology: soil, fresh water, Sphagnum

Arboramoeba reticulata
Stacked image of a single cell surrounded by small cyanobacteria which are used as food.

Arboramoeba reticulata

Stacked image, detail of the cell above
Arboramoeba reticulata
Arboramoeba reticulata
Detail of network; n = nucleus; cv = contratile vacuole; f = food particles (cyanobacteria)
Detail of network, with cyanobacteria which serve as food.
Leptophrys elegans
Arboramoeba reticulata, photomicrograph Eckhard Voelcker
Leptophrys elegans
Extendend network in petri dish – Photomicrograph Eckhard Voelcker
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