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Common Pond Ameba (Amoeba proteus)

The ameba is a small single celled organism that can usually only be seen with the aid of a microscope. Amebas live in fresh water, salt water, wet soil, and inside animals all over the world. Amoebas eat algae, bacteria, plant cells, and microscopic protozoa and metazoa, some amoebas are actually parasites. They eat by surrounding tiny particles of food with "pseudopods", forming a food vacuole. The food vacuole digests the food. Wastes and excess water are later transported outside the cell.

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