Enteromyxa paludosa
Enteromyxa paludosa, about 1.5 mm

 

 

Genus Enteromyxa Cienkowsky, 1885

 

Diagnosis: Amoeboid organism existing in a small (less than 20 µm) uninucleate form, or large (up to 1 mm) multinucleate form. The latter usually has one dimension limited to 40 µm. Outer hyaloplasm is hyaline, from which conical or thin pseudopodia arise. Body may be surrounded by mucilage. Cysts are formed, with large specimens breaking into small ectocysts elements within a number of endocysts may form.
Its taxonomic identity is uncertain

 

Ecology: Feeds on cyanobacteria by ingestion. Described from fresh water and only from Europe.

 

Original drawing of Enteromyxa by Cienkowski 1885

 

Enteromyxa paludosa
Enteromyxa paludosa, about 1.5 mm