Amoeboid of the month


Chaos amoeba

This is a large naked freshwater amoeba, slowly moving to the left and showing a characteristic dorsal fold. It belongs to genus Chaos and resembles the well known Amoeba proteus. All Chaos amoebae are multinucleated. This specimen has over fifteen nuclei, at least eight of them are visible here. It is a common organism in all kind of water types and I even found it in polluted water. It's about 500 µm long.



Phryganella acropodia


Hyalosphenia - Assulina - Arcella - Difflugia - Cyphoderia - Centropyxis - Nebela