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Nuclearia simplex
Nuclearia simplex


Nuclearia simplex Cienkowski, 1865

Diagnosis: Amoeboid organism with non-granular, non-anastomosing filopodia, body commonly spherical but also flattened, from round to elongated and fusiform; nucleus spherical with smooth nucleolus.

Dimensions: c. 30 µm.

Ecology: freshwater.

Remarks: Cienkowski (1865) observed encystment followed by the liberation of young amoebae. Pernin (1976) described the amoeboid form of N. simplex from observations of specimens under a cover slip.

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