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Genus Cashia Page, 1974

Diagnosis: Locomotive form monopodial with a wide, but reduced, anterior hyaline zone. Posterior of cell smooth or with a small uroid, never with a villous knob. Nucleus spherical with a central nucleolus. No cytoplasmic crystals. No cysts.
At the ultrastructural level, surface with cup-like structures some 30 nm in diameter. Mitochondria with helical cristae.

Type species: Cashia limacoides (Page, 1967)

Ecology: freshwater

Ferry Siemensma, created February 27, 2019; last modified February 02, 2021
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