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Phaeobola
P. aeris from Dumack et al., 2000

Phaeobola Dumack et al., 2000

Diagnosis: Cells roundish to oval shaped. Shell colorless to amber-colored, rough surface, few xenosomes included.

Type Species: Phaeobola aeris Dumack et al., 2000
Remarks: The genus is so far monotypic.

Phaeobola aeris Dumack et al., 2000
Diagnosis: Cells exhibit characters as Phaeobola. Test roundish to oval; nucleus ellipsoid with central spherical nucleolus. Filopodia branching and anastomosing, sometimes reminding of a reticulose network.

Dimensions: Length 17.6 ± 3.4 µm; width 15.9 ± 2.9 µm; average mean length:width ratio of 1.1 ± 0.2 µm, nucleus mean length 7.3 ± 0.8 µm; width: 5.7 ± 0.8 µm (n = 15), nucleolus, mean length: 3.1 ± 0.7 µm; mean width: 2.7 ± 0.6 µm.

Ecology: Freshwater. Algivorous, probably bacterivorous as well; probably omnivorous. Type locality: Quarry pond in Cologne Pesch, Germany; Coordinates: 50.995234, 6.866434.

Phaeobola
P. aeris from Dumack et al., 2000
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