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Lobosea: Gymnamoebia: Amoebida: Thecina: Discamoebidae

Discamoeba guttula
(Dujardin, 1835, emend Penard, 1902)

Discamoeba Family: Small, less than 50 μm; oblong to ovate; ridges faint or absent.
Genus: Body ovate in locomotion; longer than broad; with more or less thick clear zone around granular mass; uninucleate (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Species: Ovoid, no or few, faint dorsal ridges; thick, clear ectoplasm; vesicular nucleus (How to know the protozoa, 1979). Locomotive, 25-35 μm long, 15-30 μm wide, pseudopod none, uroid none, ectoplasm smooth, nucleus spherical, 5-6 μm, contractile vacuole 6-8 μm (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Clear ectoplasm anterior half of cell body.

Discamoeba guttula (Dujardin, emend Penard), cell body 31-38 μm long, 20 μm wide, contractile vacuole 5 μm in diam., clear ectoplasm anterior half of cell body, x 400, Japan, 1998 by Y. Tsukii
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