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Granuloreticulosea: Monothalamida: Amphitremidae

Diplophrys sp.
Barker, 1868

Diplophrys Genus: Test with 2 pseudostomes; with thin, organic test (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Diplophrys sp., test 13 μm in diam., a large oil-like granule present, x 400, x 640, Kaga city, Ishikawa Pref., Japan, November 2000 by Y. Tsukii
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Diplophrys Diplophrys

Diplophrys archeri Barker: Colonial or solitary; cell body spherical (8-20 μm in diam.), covered with a delicate hyaline membrane; two pseudostomes situated at or near two opposite poles; cytoplasm colorless, transparent, finely granular, filling the envelope (test) except near the two pseudostomes; a single nucleus with a nucleolus; one large, or two or three small, colored, oil-like globules present; pseudopodia extremely attenuate, radiating, straight or dichotomously branced, emanating each pseudostome; reproduction by fission or tetrad division
Young cells frequently aggregated into colonies which form circular masses about 30-60 μm in diam. or more; from the perphery of which slender pseudopodia radiate; Cells in a colony about 4 μm in diam., colorless, and transparent except for one dark spot in each (Cash, J. (1915) the British Freshwater Rhizopoda and Heliozoa, III, p. 145.)
Barker (1868) Qrt. Jrn. Micr. Sci. VIII, p. 123; Barker (1869) Proc. Dubl. Micr. Club, I, 3, p. 178.

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