Clathrella (clath-rell-a) - identification uncertain. Small amoeba located within a mucus sheath with delicate stiffened pseudopodia. Phase contrast. Material from Nymph Creek and Nymph Lake, thermal sites within Yellowstone National Park, photograph by Kathy Sheehan and David Patterson. Images were taken of samples from thermal sites in Yellowstone National Park at the Thermal Biology Institute of Montana State University, August 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA)
|Description of Clathrella: Medium sized (about 50 µm) amoeboid organism living in a tight fitting unstalked siliceous lorica from which branched and granulated pseudopodia arise. With one nucleus. Reported from a freshwater site in Northern Europe, consuming diatoms and other detritus. Type species. C. foreli. |