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Filosea: Aconchulinida: Vampyrellidae

Vampyrella sp.
Cienkowsky, 1865

Vampyrella 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 sp., with long pseudopodia (like axopodia), cell body rounded up to 71 μm diam., filopods up to 44 μm long, x 400, Japan, 1998 by Y. Tsukii
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V. lateritia (Fresenius, 1856) emend Leidy, 1879: Heliozoan stage, 30-40 μm long, with filose and capitate pseudopods 20-40 μm long; motile 60-100 μm long with clear periphery; nucleus obscured; cyst bilaminar; eat alagal cells; fresh water (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

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