Genus Pseudoparamoeba Page, 1979


Diagnosis: Locomotive form broad with an anterior hyaloplasmic region with a few, short, conical subpseudopodia. Some may elongate to long, narrow pseudopodia. Morphologically similar to Neoparamoeba but without intracellular parasomes. Floating form with a spherical central mass, frequently with 3-11 radiating pseudopodia tapering to fine points.
At ultrastructural level, surface coat differentiated into blister-like structures with hexagonal bases.
Type species: Pseudoparamoeba pagei (Sawyer, 1975)


Ecology: Marine.