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The Fascinating World of Amoebae

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This is Spumochlamys bryora, an amoeba with a flexible test. More
This amoeba sure knows a lot about geometry. It is Quadrulella variabilis which was described just this year. More
Korotnevella limbata is a most interesting amoeba that produces special cyst scales. More
Arachnula impatiens is a most amazing, crazily active amoeba. See more details of Arachnula and other strange amoebae in our Incertae Sedis section. More
Leptophrys vorax is a vampyrellid amoeba that builds cysts to digest food. Here you can see a Leptophrys cell creeping out of the cyst. More