Amoeboid of the month


Arcella spectabilis
This applicable star in the month of December is a large multinucleate heliozoan, Actinosphaerium eichhornii. It resembles a piece of soap suds, is about 500 µm in diameter, but can reach a size of three mm. Inside the body you can see a captured rotifer and some algae.




Testate amoebae


Hyalosphenia - Assulina - Arcella - Difflugia - Cyphoderia - Centropyxis - Nebela