Filopodial Amoeba

Amoebae can have many types of psuedopodia. The most familiar type is lobopodia, which are fat, thick psuedopods, as mentioned in a previous post. This amoeba, however, possessed what I believe are called filopodia. Filopodia are much slimmer than lobopodia. Of course, i’m not absolutely sure these are filopodia, as other amoebas possess axoneme (microtubule)-supported psuedopods called axopodia. Using a light microscope, it’s rather difficult to tell the difference. I supposed these were filopodia because a few of them look sort of wavy, and I would think that axopodia would be noticeably stiffer.