Description: This amoeboid protist shows a very variable morphology, sometimes more extended and reticulate, at other times slim and stretched. Image shows a specimen of app. 300x300 µm including the pseudopodia.
Pseudopodia branched, anastomosing and conspicuously stiff, with diameters decreasing continuously from the center to the periphery. There is no distinction between hyalo- and granuloplasm. In parts of pseudopodia close to the central mass a simultaneous bi-directional streaming, centripetal and –fugal, of the granules within the pseudopodia is visible. Numerous vacuoles in the central mass, some also located in the pseudopodia.
This image was provided by Dr. Dr. Josef Brief. Image copyright: Dr. Dr. Josef Brief, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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From the collection
Freshwater protists of ponds and sphagnum near Frankfurt, Germany
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