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Rhizamoeba polyura Page, 1972

Diagnosis: Length of limax form approximately 25-135 (mean 72) µm; L/B ratio c. 4.3; nucleus rounded, spindle- or comet-shaped, greatest dimension on fixed preparation 4.9-13.7 (mean 7.5) µm; majority uninucleate, many with two nuclei, rarely 16 or more.

Ecology: Marine, Western North Atlantic.

Ferry Siemensma, created March 2, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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