Red Raspberry Slime Mould
Ellura
Black Slime Mould
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Black Slime Mould (Myxogastrea sp)Class: Protozoa (Protozoa) - Amoeba (Amoebozoa) - Plasmodial Slime Mold (Myxogastrea)
Order: Slime Mold (Myxogastrea)
Family: Slime Mold (Myxogastrea)
Species: Black Slime Mould (Myxogastrea sp)
This Photo:     Patch

Thank you Teresa Van Der Heul for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
This is the only slime mould we've seen on Ellura, but until we see it again and get a microscopic examination of it, we won't be able to identify it further.
Teresa said "I do not believe this is Tubulifera sp. due to the way it is dehiscencing on the right; nor do I think its Lamproderma sp. as there is no clear iridescence showing, which leaves me to think it may be a Badhamia sp. but without microscopic examination I am not prepared to name it"

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species