Actinophrys Video No. 3
These heliozoans are found most often in freshwater, floating in the open water amongst reeds and filamentous algae. Heliozoans are spherical and are frequently enveloped by a shell made of silica or organic material. Actinophrys generally has more than one nucleus. Pseudopodia (axopodia) that extend outward in a rayed pattern are used for capturing food.
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