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Filosea: Aconchulinida: Vampyrellidae

Vampyrella lateritia
(Fresenius, 1856) Leidy, 1879
Syn.: V. spirogyrae Cienkowski, 1863

Vampyrella lateritia Genus: Algophorous parasites; cytoplasm reddish; pseudopodia tapering, flexible (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Heliozoa-like; endoplasm vacuolated or granulated, with carotin granules; numerous vesicular nuclei and contractile vacuoles; multinucleate cysts, sometimes with stalk; 50-700 μm in diameter (Kudo, 1966).

Vampyrella lateritia, cell body 27-30 μm long, μm in diam., x 400, x 640, O-ike waterside park, Kasukabe city, Saitama Pref., Japan, February 15, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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