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Description of Nebela lageniformis

Testate amoeba, the lorica is transparent, colourless or slightly yellow, ovoid with a distinct neck and laterally compressed. It is composed of a mixture of circular, oval or elongate shell plates, the illustrated specimen is atypical being composed of mainly elongate plates. These plates are usually distributed at random and may overlap each other, a featureless cement binds them together. The aperture has a small lip which is surrounded by a small rim of organic cement. It is oval or like an elongated slit. Shell length 98-120 microns, breadth 50-69 microns, depth 39-43 microns, diameter of aperture 9-12 x 19-25 microns.

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