Family Echinamoebidae Page, 1975


Diagnosis: Flattened amoebae with many short, extremely fine subseudopodia which may be furcate. Subpseudopodia with a central filamentous core at the ultrastructural level.



Amoebae usually less than 15 µm, pseudopodia short as spine-like projections, cysts with thin cell walls Echinamoeba
Amoebae usually larger than 15 µm, cysts with thick walls 2
Many filose-like pseudopodia Filamoeba
With a few short spine-like echinopodia Comandonia