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Stenamoeba
Stygamoeba, after Geisen et al., 2014

Genus Stenamoeba Smirnov et al., 2007

Diagnosis: Narrow, oblong, linguliform amoebae with large anterior hyaline area, occupying about half of the cell. Several parallel longitudinal ridges and few lateral folds are common, but ridges are never stable for a long time. In locomotive cells, the single nucleus usually maintains its position at the border between the granuloplasm and the hyaloplasm. Single-walled cysts; glycocalyx thin, amorphous.
Type species: Stenamoeba stenopodia (Page 1969)

Ferry Siemensma, created March 15, 2023; last modified October 03, 2023
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