Amoeboid of the month
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.
Hyalosphenia - Assulina - Arcella - Difflugia - Cyphoderia - Centropyxis - Nebela
Published: Oct. 19, 2016, last updated: Nov. 30, 2017