Diaphoropodon mobile
Diaphoropodon archeri , after De Saedeleer, 1934

 

 

Diaphoropodon archeri De Saedeleer, 1934

 

Diagnosis: According to De Saedeleer the only difference between D. mobile and this species is its size and probably the nucleus. Dumack et al.: The nucleus (approx. 5–6 µm) is usually located at the apical end of the cell (opposite to the aperture), most often
spherical. The nucleolus seems to be lamellar in shape. The nucleus is surrounded by granules that separated the apical end of the cell with the nucleus from food vacuoles and contractile vacuoles close to the aperture. Division longitudinal.

 

Dimensions: De Saedeleer: 40.8 - 57.3 µm long, and 40.8 - 45.9 µm broad.

 

Ecology: oligotrophic freshwater

 

Literature

De Saedeleer, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der rhizopoden: morphologische und systematische untersuchungen und ein klassifikationsversuch. Mém. Musée Roy. D’Hist. Nat. Belq., 60:1–112.

 

Dumack, K., Bonkowski, M., Clauß, S. & Völcker, 2017: Phylogeny and Redescription of the Testate Amoeba Diaphoropodon archeri (Chlamydophryidae, Thecofilosea,Cercozoa), De Saedeleer 1934, and Annotations on the Polyphyly of Testate Amoebae with Agglutinated Tests in the Cercozoa - Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 2017, 0, 1–7