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Boveella

An unusual amoeba apparently in the Family Paramoebidae (Page, 1983) originally described by Sawyer (Sawyer, 1975). It resembles a testate amoeba more than a gymnamoeba at first site.  It extends fine pseudopoda from a central body that is covered in detritus.

 

Boveella obscura (Sawyer, 1975) Central diameter c 20mm, pseudopods extent to 30mm. Marine

 

References:-

Page, F.C. (1983) "Marine Gymnamoebae" Inst.Terr.Ecol. NERC .

Sawyer, T.K. (1975). "Marine amoebae from surface waters of Chincoteague Bay, Virginia: one new genus and eleven new species within the families Thecamoebidae and Hyalodiscae. Trans.Am.Microscop.Soc. 94: 71-92.

 
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