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Description of MicrochlamysTest: clear, yellow to brown, finely areolated (~0.45 µm), chitinoid, flexible, folded, cell enclosed within a membranous sac which is fixed to the shell at intervals, lost in empty shells. The sac has a central pseudostome. Pseudopods: cylindroid, finely granular. Endoplasm: granular, cell moves inside the shell eruptively. One vesicular nucleus. Crystals: 2 µm or less. Feeding: herbivore. Habitat: sphagnum mosses. freshwater, soil. Type species: Microchlamys patella.