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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Amoebozoa
Class: Discosea
Order: Himatismenida
Family: Cochliopodiidae
Genus: Cochliopodium

Cochliopodium is a Himatismenida genus.[1]

It has been found in eyewash stations.[2]

It includes:

  • Cochliopodium bilimbosum[3][4]
  • Cochliopodium minus[5]
  • Cochliopodium gallicum[6]


  1. ^ Kudryavtsev A (July 2006). ""Minute" species of Cochliopodium (Himatismenida): Description of three new fresh- and brackish-water species with a new diagnosis for Cochliopodium minus Page, 1976". Eur. J. Protistol. 42 (2): 77–89. doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2005.12.002. PMID 17070753. 
  2. ^ Paszko-Kolva C, Yamamoto H, Shahamat M, Sawyer TK, Morris G, Colwell RR (January 1991). "Isolation of amoebae and Pseudomonas and Legionella spp. from eyewash stations". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57 (1): 163–7. PMC 182678free to read. PMID 2036003. 
  3. ^ Srikanth S, Berk SG (October 1993). "Stimulatory effect of cooling tower biocides on amoebae". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59 (10): 3245–9. PMC 182444free to read. PMID 8250551. 
  4. ^ Hülsmann N, Galil BS (November 2001). "The effects of freshwater flushing on marine heterotrophic protists--implications for ballast water management". Mar. Pollut. Bull. 42 (11): 1082–6. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(01)00087-X. PMID 11763219. 
  5. ^ Dyková I, Lom J, Machácková B (November 1998). "Cochliopodium minus, a scale-bearing amoeba isolated from organs of perch Perca fluviatilis". Dis. Aquat. Org. 34 (3): 205–10. doi:10.3354/dao034205. PMID 9925426. 
  6. ^ Kudryavtsev A, Smirnov A (March 2006). "Cochliopodium gallicum n. sp. (Himatismenida), an amoeba bearing unique scales, from cyanobacterial mats in the Camargue (France)". Eur. J. Protistol. 42 (1): 3–7. doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2005.08.001. PMID 17070746. 

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