Microworld

world of amoeboid organisms

Menu
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

Recent posts

Difflugia new species

Difflugia sp. nov. 273-307 µm Difflugia sp. nov. Diagnosis: Shell elongated oblong, usually with a distinct neck, composed of much smaller particles than the rest

Read More »

Euglypha bryophila

Euglypha bryophila, after Brown, 1911 (L), from Ecuador (R) Euglypha bryophila  Brown, 1911 Diagnosis: (Original description) The test is very regular in form and subject

Read More »

Vernalophrys

(A) A Scenedesmus cell (arrow) is engulfed by a trophozoite. (B) Several Scenedesmus cells adhere to the surface of a plasmodium that has numerous vacuoles

Read More »

Actinosphaeridium spec.

Actinosphaeridium spec. Diagnosis: Cell surrounded by a membranous shell, with an outer mucous layer. Filopodia with granules, sometimes branching. Cell stalked. Ecology: I found this

Read More »

Euglyphidion

Euglyphidion enigmaticum – after Bonnet, 1960 Genus Euglyphidion Bonnet, 196 Diagnosis: Shell hyaline, ovoid, pseudostome circular or slightly elliptical. Shell loosely covered with two types of

Read More »

Leptomyxa spec.

Leptomyxa sp., slowly retracting in response to the light of the microscope Leptomyxa sp. Diagnose: This is a very large amoeba which I found in

Read More »