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Leptomyxa
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 2012. I assume that it is a Leptomyxa species, but I was not able to observe it for some days as I could not find it back the next day day in the  Petri dish. It is a slowly moving amoeba which builds several lobopodia in several directions. During rapid locomotion, it is one long monopodium, up to 1300 µm. As I used an inverse microscope, I was not able to observe any nuclei or contractile vacuoles.

Ecology: In a peatbog along the Bert Bospad, the Netherlands.

Remarks: I have found only one specimen.

Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., long monopodium, forming lobopodia along its side.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., retracting pseudopodia.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., reticulum
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., retracting part
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., retracting part
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., crystals visible
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., crystals visible
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp.
Leptomyxa
Leptomyxa sp., crystals visible
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