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Sarcodia: Filosea: Aconchulinida: Vampyrellidae

Vampyrella lateritia
(Fresenius, 1856) Leidy, 1879
Syn.: V. spirogyrae Cienkowski, 1863

Genus: Algophorous parasites; cytoplasm reddish; pseudopodia tapering, flexible (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Heliozoa-like; endoplasm vacuolated or granulated, with carotin granules; numerous vesicular nuclei and contractile vacuoles; multinucleate cysts, sometimes with stalk; 50-700 μm in diameter (Kudo, 1966).

Vampyrella lateritia, tape No. 0085, time code 0000, with long pseudopodia (like axopodia), cell body rounded up to μm diam., filopods up to μm long, x 400, x 640, Kurome river, Asaka city, Saitama Pref., Japan, December 1998 by Y. Tsukii

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