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The Fascinating World of Amoebae

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Rhizamoeba is an amoeba that can present many different shapes. The locomotion-form resembles a limas-type amoeba while the resting stages produce the most crazy shapes. Her you see the star-shaped floating form. More
This is Heliomorpha, a bicilated heterotrophic Cercozoan. It can retract its axopodia and swim to better hunting grounds. More
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