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Mayorella viridis, Argentina

Mayorella viridis Leidy, 1874

Diagnosis: Locomotive form elongated, with the length always greater than the breadth; mammilliform or conical subpseudopodia, often overtaken by the advancing hyaloplasm; nucleus spherical, with a central nucleolus; no cytoplasmic crystals observed; endoplasm with zoochlorellae.

Dimensions: Page: 90-160 µm; nucleus 9-15 µm. My measurements: 80-160 µm, nucleus c. 12 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater, usually in Sphagnum bogs, but also in other wet mosses. I also found them in a glacial stream in El Chalten, Argentina.

Remarks: The name “viridis” refers to the typical green color, caused by the zoochlorellae.

Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis, the Netherlands, 120 µm
Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis, 128 µm
Mayorella virirdis
Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis
Mayorella viridis
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