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Lobosea: Gymnamoebia: Amoebida: Tubulina: Amoebidae

Trichamoeba miyakka
Bovee, 1972

Trichamoeba Genus: Usually limax-like, with villous-bulb uroid; locomotion by steady flow with occasional slight antero-lateral bulging; floating form with long, blunt, granular pseudopodia; uninucleate (Page, 1976). Pseudopods do not meld at bases during locomotion; pseudopods not ridged; nucleus spherical (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Species: Polypodal, 180-250 μm long; monopodal, 250-300 μm long. Uroid, semipermanent, with fine filaments. Ectoplasm, viscous, clear, thin. Endoplasm, grayish, granular; nucleus, round in flat view, 30-45 μm diam., contractile vacuole 40-60 μm (Illustrated Guide, 1985). L/B often 3 (?) (Page, 1976).

Trichamoeba, cell body in locomotion 170 μm long, 30 μm wide, x 400, x 640, rice field, Konuma, Sakado city, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 18, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
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