Amoeba

Amoeba:

 

  • Amoebas are free-living protozoans found in various aquatic environments like freshwater ponds and streams. 
  • They move using pseudopods.
  • Amoebas exhibit phagocytosis, using their pseudopods to engulf and consume small particles like bacteria and organic matter in their environment.
  • Ecological Impact: As predators, amoebas help regulate microbial populations in aquatic ecosystems, contributing to nutrient cycling.