Genus Rhizamoeba Page, 1972 emend. Smirnov et al., 2016
Diagnosis: Amoebae altering locomotive morphology from limax-like to flabellate, fan-shaped and possessing collosomes in a single studied species. Uninucleate or possessing limited number (less than 50) nuclei. Cells never adopt expanded, comet-like shapes.
Ultrastructure: In the SSU rDNA sequence remarkable deletion of ca. 20 bp starting from the positions 278 (in the sequence EU719197
Rhizamoeba saxonica CCAP1570/2) (against sequences of Flabellula spp.)
Type species: Rhizamoeba polyura Page, 1972
Ecology: Rhizamoeba-species aren't rare, but often hard to find because they hide usually under debris.