Thecamoeba quadrilineata
Thecamoeba quadrilineata
Euglypha ciliata, circular aperture, tree moss, Germany

 

 

Euglypha ciliata (Ehrenberg, 1848)

 

Diagnosis: shell oviform, compressed, in cross-section elliptical; aperture circular; aperture bordered by dentated scales; body-scales oval; nucleus ovular, large with small nucleoli scattered throughout the nucleoplasm. Plasma and filopodia normal.

 

Dimensions: literature 60-100 µm.

 

Ecology: Sphagnum and other mosses, also in sediments and between waterplants.

 

Remarks: Variable species.  

Thecamoeba quadrilineata
Thecamoeba quadrilineata
Euglypha ciliata, moss on soil, the Netherlands
Thecamoeba quadrilineata