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Lobosea: Gymnamoebia: Amoebida: Thecina: Thecamoebidae

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

Thecamoeba verrucosa 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, locomotive form cell length μm, ectoplasm thick, margin and dorsal wrinkles, nucleus with endosome x 400, x 640, October 1999, Shirakawa, Fukushima Pref., collected by H. Shiomizu, photo by Y. Tsukii
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