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Squamamoeba japonica – from Kudryavtsev and Pawlowski (2013)

Genus Squamamoeba Kudryavtsev and Pawlowski, 2013

Diagnosis: amoebae with flattened anterior hyaloplasm producing short conical subpseudopodia from the margin, and on the ventral side, for adhesion to the substratum. Cell coat consisting of scales encloses the entire cell; cytoplasmic projections with the distal parts covered solely by the plasma membrane, may be formed protruding through the scale layer.

Type species: Squamamoeba japonica.

Ecology: bottom sediments of the Sea of Japan, Pacific Ocean

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