Heliozoea

He·li·o·zo·e·a

(hē'lē-ō-zō'ē-ă),
A class of protozoans (subphylum Sarcodina) distinguished by stiff radiating axopodia on all sides, usually naked, though some have a skeleton of siliceous scales and spines, but without a central capsule. They are mostly fresh water dwellers, and colonial forms are common.
[helio- + G. zōon, animal]
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Pinaciophora ovalis (Rotosphaerida, Heliozoea), a new species from Australia.
Scale structure and taxonomy of some species of Raphidocystis, Raphidiophrys, and Pompholyxophrys (Heliozoea) including descriptions of six new taxa.
Nackte Rhizopoda und Heliozoea. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuggart.
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A study of new and little-know acanthocystid heliozoeans, and a proposed division of the genus Acanthocystis (Actinopoda, Heliozoea).