Where is Actinosphaerium found?

Where is Actinosphaerium found?

They are the most common heliozoa in fresh water, and are especially frequent in lakes and rivers, but a few are found in marine and soil habitats as well.

What is the size of Actinosphaerium?

Actinosphaerium species are multinucleate, often reaching a diameter of 1 mm (0.04 inch).

Is a Actinosphaerium autotrophic?

Pseudopods contain coiled microtubules for support, and are sticky so they adhere to prey. Heterotrophic (no chlorophyll).

Is Actinosphaerium prokaryotic?

The Actinosphaerium is a protist (protozoan) and belongs to the Phyllum Sarcodina. It looks like a sea urchin and is from 200-1000 micrometers wide. This is quite large for a protist.

Is Actinosphaerium unicellular or multicellular?

It is a protist that uses its long axopodia to capture prey. Actinosphaeria are also known as sun animalcules and are approximately 0.2 – 1.0mm wide.

Is a Actinosphaerium heterotrophic or autotrophic?

Heterotrophic (no chlorophyll). Prey include flagellates, ciliates other algae, and presumably bacteria.

What is Actinosphaerium adaptation?

The Actinosphaerium has a food vacuole, which is a vacuole with a digestive function in the protoplasm of a protozoan. Also it has an axopod which is a group of thin pseudopods. Next it has an contractile vacuole, which is a vacuole in some protozoans that expels excess liquid on contraction.

What group does the Actinosphaerium belong to?

Integrated Taxonomic Information System – Report

Superclass Acanthophractida
Class Heliozoa
Order Actinophryida
Family Actinosphaeridae Ehr.
Genus Actinosphaerium Ehr.

Is Actinosphaerium an arthropod?

Is Actinosphaerium a microorganism?

It is a protist that uses its long axopodia to capture prey.

Is Actinosphaerium prokaryotic or eukaryotic?