rhizopod


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rhizopod

any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda or Sarcodina including the amoeboid protozoans that feed by means of pseudopodia and lack cilia or flagella.
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2003) and others, suggest that in the rainy season rhizopods are washed out of the marginal vegetation and dragged to the plankton, so that the species richness recorded in the plankton reflects the fauna of the entire environment reasonably well.
On the surface of wet leaves, as well as on tree trunks or stones, and on the soil, the water is colonized by bacteria, fungi (yeasts), microscopic algae, rhizopods, flagellates, and ciliates (formerly called infusarians because they are found in infusions).