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Flamella
Flamella species

Family Flamellidae Lahr and Katz 2011

Diagnosis: Flattened amoebae capable of forming fan-shaped or semicircular locomotive form with numerous fine, tapering hyaline subpseudopodia, directed anteriorly; ciliated stages unknown.
Type species: Flamella magnifica Schaeffer 1926

Genus Flamella Schaeffer, 1926 emen. Kudryavtsev et al, 2009

Diagnosis: Flattened naked amoebae; fan-shaped, semicircular or diadem-shaped during locomotion. Wide anterior hyaloplasm often producing blunt finger-shaped hyaline subpseudopodia; trailing filaments present in most species. Movement non-eruptive. Cysts, when present, double-walled with ostioles and operculae.

F. magnifica
F. citrensis

F. tiara
F. aegyptia
F. lacustris
F. arnhemensis
F. balnearia
F. fluviatilis F. piscinae

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