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cf Sorodiplophrys spec.

Class Labyrinthulomycetes Dick, 2001

Diagnosis: Producing a rhizoid-like ectoplasmic network of branched, anastomosing, wall-less filaments produced by a specialized organelle known as the bothrosome; multilamellate cell walls composed of Golgi body-derived scales; biciliate zoospores possessing an anterior flagellum.

Labyrinthulomycetes are mainly known as marine organisms, though I find them in almost every freshwater sample.

This class includes:

  1. Order Thraustochytrida Sparrow1973
  2. Order Labyrinthulida Doflein 1901
  3. Order Amphitremida Poche1913
  • Superfamily Amphifiloidea Cavalier-Smith 2012.
    • Family Amphitremidae
      • Archerella
      • Amphitrema
    • Family Diplophryidae Cavalier-Smith 2012
      • Diplophrys
    • Family Amphifilidae Cavalier-Smith 2012
      • Amphifila
      • Fibrophrys
    • Family Sorodiplophryidae Cavalier-Smith 2012.
      • Sorodiplophrys
From Tice et al. (2016)
cf Sorodiplophrys spec. – Kootwijk
cf Sorodiplophrys spec. – mosses, Ecuador
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