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Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata, left specimen with two nuclei

Gocevia binucleata De Saedeleer, 1934

Diagnosis: amoeba more or less spherical in shape, partly or completely surrounded by a distinct hyaline margin; surface with a layer of foreign bodies, though young cells may be nearly free of them; protoplast not filling the cuticle completely; hyaline zone often irregular in outline with conical or digiform subpseudopodia and trailing filaments; cells usually binucleate.

Dimensions: 29-36 µm.

Ecology: fresh water, in sediment. Not rare.

Remarks: It is very hard to detect the nucleus. Usually this species should have two nuclei, but I have trouble to detect even one, because of the dense covering with xenosomes.

Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
The same specimen in DIC and Phase Contrast
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia in normal illumination and in Phase Contrast.
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
Arrows point to hyaloplasm; n=nucleus
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
Gocevia binucleata
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