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Lobosea: Gymnamoebia: Amoebida: Tubulina: Amoebidae

Trichamoeba villosa
Wallich, 1863

Trichamoeba Genus: Usually limax-like, commonly with villous-bulb uroid; locomotion by steady flow with occasional slight antero-lateral bulging; floating form with long, blunt, mostly granular pseudopodia; normally 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 villosa, monopodal, 380 μm long, 50 μm wide, x 200, x 400, x 640, Mizushiro Park, Gyoda city, Saitama Pref., Japan, Steptember 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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