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Sarcodia: Lobosea

Thecamoeba verrucosa
(Ehrenberg, 1838, emend Gläser, 1912)

Genus: A flattened ovoid or oblong, with longitudinal surface folds and appearance of thickened 'pellicle'; hyaloplasm a crescent at anterior end with thin extensions toward posterior end along sides; uninucleate (Page, 1976).
Species: 100-175 μm long, by 60-80 μm wide anteriorly; cornucopia-shaped; uroid more or less morulate; ectoplasm thick, margin and dorsal wrinkles, ridges; nucleus spherical to ellipsoid, elastic, ~12 μm with endosome and companion body; contractile vacuole near rear (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Thecamoeba verrucosa, tape No. 0073, time code 0648, locomotive form cell length 175 μm, ectoplasm thick, margin and dorsal wrinkles, nucleus with endosome Japan, May-June 1999 by Y. Tsukii

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