Spumochlamys illiensis, with two lobopodia, shell 51 µm in diameter

 

 

Spumochlamys illiensis Kudryavtsev and Hausmann, 2007

 

Diagnosis: as for the genus. One vesicular central nucleolus, 3-6 µm in diameter (average 4.3 µm), made up of several clustered pieces. Small crystals present. The shell structure is not visible lightmicroscopically.

 

Dimensions: Kudryavtsev and Hausmann: 34-46 µm; my measurements: 51 µm.

 

Remarks: see also Kudryavtsev and Hausmann, Spumochlamys iliensis n.g. n.sp. (Testacealobosia, Microchlamyiidae) from Central Asia, with notes on the diversity of Microchlamys-like testate amoebae, European Journal of Protistology 43 (2007) 185-191.

 

Spumochlamys illiensis
Spumochlamys illiensis
Specimens with long lobopodia
Spumochlamys illiensis
Spumochlamys illiensis
Nucleus with fragmented nucleolus and right shell shortly after attaching to the substrate...
Spumochlamys illiensis
Spumochlamys illiensis
Shell gets more circular...