Order Heliozoida. A group of amoeboid protozoa. They are generally free floating, spherical cells with many straight, slender microtubule supported pseudopods radiating from the cell body like a sunburst. These modified pseudopods are termed axopodia. Genera include Actinophrys and Echinosphaerium.

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(11 Mar 2008)

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