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Description of Nebela carinataTestate amoeba, the lorica is colourless, oval or pryiform with a lateral ridge that begins just posterior to the aperture, laterally compressed with a small lateral pore present on each side. It is composed mainly of oval or circular shell plates, often interspersed with small beads of organic cement. The aperture is oval and surrounded by a thin collar of organic cement. Length of shell 140-202 microns, breadth of shell 110-152 microns, depth of shell 55-66 microns, diameter of aperture 27-43 microns.