Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum, 86 µm

 

Cochliopodium bilimbosum (Auerbach, 1856)

Diagnosis: amoeba discoid or spherical in shape with a central granular hump, partly or completely surrounded by a more or less distinctive hyaline margin; amoeba covered with numerous microscales, which are easily distinguished with the light microscope as a regular punctation; distinct tubular configuration of tectum around pseudopodial bases of floating form; a few finely conical, sometimes furcate subpseudopodia sometimes produced from anterior edge; many large crystalls; no cyst known.

Dimensions: locomotive form 49-90 µm; nucleus 11-12.5 µm.

Ecology: fresh water, different water types

Remarks: It isn’t clear wether the name C. bilimbosum covers one or more species. Further research is needed.

Cochliopodium bilimbosum

Microscale, after Sadakane et al (1996)
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum, 70 µm
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
Cochliopodium bilimbosum
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