Polytactic and orthotactic
Large polypodial amoebae with well pronounced pseudopodia; in fast locomotion monopodial form.

Parachaos
Chaos
Amoeba
Chaos

Palmate
Midsize polypodial amoebae with numerous pseudopodia which are formed rom the basal part of the body.

Polychaos
Polychaos
Deuteramoeba
Deuteramoeba

Dactylopodial
Usually small amoebae, wit characteristic finger-shaped hyaline subpseudopodia (dactylopodia).

Korotnevella
Korotnevella
Paramoeba
Dactylosphaerium

Acanthopodial
Small amoebae with sharp, tapering, pointed, sometimes furcate, hyaline subpseudopodia.

Vexillifera
Vexillifera
Vexillifera
Dactylosphaerium

Monotactic
Monopodial, elongate, amoebae, without any lateral or dorsal wrinkles and with steady cytoplasmic flow.

Hartmannella
Trichamoeba
Trichamoeba
Saccamoeba

Rhizotactic
Amoebae in rapid locomotion monopodial, with distinct adhesive uroid and usually with large hyaline cap.

Rhizamoeba
Rhizamoeba
Rhizamoeba
Rhizamoeba
Rhizamoeba

Flamellian
Amoebae elongate to semicircular, flattened, with frontal subpseudopodia, lobes and waves.

Paraflabellula
Flabellula
Flamella

Lens shaped
Amoebae lens shaped, dorsal surface covered by a flexible tectum or cuticle.

Cochliopodium
Cochliopodium
Gocevia
Gocevia

Striate and rugose
Amoebae oblong or rounded with several parallel dorsal folds and/or with numerous irregular dorsal wrinkles.

Thecamoeba
Thecamoeba
Thecamoeba
Thecamoeba
Thecachaos

Lanceolate or lingulate
Amoebae lancet or tongue like, with lateral flatness, without folds or wrinkles, except Paradermamoeba.

Dermamoeba
Dermamoeba

Fan shaped
Amoebae flattened, fan shaped, semicircular or spatulate amoebae, without subpseudopodia.

Ripella
Vannella
Vannella

Mayorellian
Amoebae elongate or irregularly triangular, with blunt conical or mamilliform subpseudopodia.

Mayorella
Mayorella
Mayorella

Branched, but not reticulate, pseudopodia without granules
Amoebae flattened, branched without any reticulum. Pseudopodia without granules or only at the base.

Leptophrys
Acramoeba
Actinocoma

Branched and reticulate, pseudopodia without granules
Amoebae flattened, branched with anastomosing pseudopodia. Pseudopodia without granules or only at the base.

Arboramoeba
Telaepolella

Branched and reticulate, with granulopodia
Amoebae flattened, branched with anastomosing pseudopodia. Pseudopodia with bi-directional streaming.

Arachnula
Reticulomyxa
Chlamydomyxa

Eruptive
Monopodial amoebae, eruptive in locomotion. Eruptions may be more or less pronounced, but are always visible (distinguish from Rhizamoeba, which also has eruptive traits).

Naegleria

Vampyrellids
Filose amoebae which feed on algae

Gobiella
Hyalodiscus
Vampyrella
Vampyrella
Leptophrys

Mastigamoeba
Amoebae with cilium, usually very long

Mastigamoeba
Dinamoeba

Pelomyxa
Amoebae oblong or ovoid, sometimes with small cilia

Pelomyxa
Paragocevia
Flabellate morphotype