Rhizamoeba saxonica - from Smirnov et al, 2008

 

 

Rhizamoeba saxonica Page, 1974

 

Remarks: Smirnov et al, 2008, noted: "We cannot exclude that in future, with accumulation of molecular data, it may need splitting into several independent genera. In the light of this, Rhizamoeba saxonica with its unique subsurface structures (collosomes) (Page 1980) and specific alteration of the locomotive form from flabellate to narrow worm-like, with higher length/ breadth ratio and much less clavate shape than in all other Rhizamoeba species (illustrated in Figs 5, 6), may well be a candidate for a separate genus."