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Slime Moulds
Page Last Updated: February 25 2016
8 species
Chocolate Tube Slime Mould - approx. 1 cm high
Order: Stemonitales
Family: Stemonitaceae
Genus: Stemonitis
Species: Splendens? Fusca?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Not a fungus - slime moulds begin life as a protoplasm
with an amoeba-like ability to move slowly and ingest
nutrients - many similar species
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Updated December 30 2015
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds)
Insect Egg? Slime Mould - 1 to 2 mm
Order: Physarales?
Family: Physacaceae?
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated September 28 2010
Genus: Leocarpus?
Species: Fragilis?
Genus: Tubifera?
Species: Ferruginosa ?
Red Raspberry? Slime Mould - approx. 2 cm
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales? (also LIceida)
Family: Reticulariaceae?
Class: Myxomycetes? (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
Coral Slime Mould - approx. 1 cm
Order: Protosteliales (Ceratiomyxales?)
Family: Ceratiomyxaceae
Class: Protosteliomycetes (Myxomycetes?)
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated October 1 2013
Genus: Ceratiomyxa
Species: Fruticulosa
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds)
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Dog Vomit Slime Mould - approx. 10 cm
Order: Physarales
Family: Physaraceae
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated November 24 2015
Genus: Fuligo
Species: Septica
Genus: Lycogala
Species: Epidendrum
Wolf's-milk Slime Mould - approx. 1 cm
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales
Family: Reticulariaceae
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
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Updated February 25 2016
Also known as Toothpaste Slime Mould - similar to
Lycogala terrestre which may be the same species as (or a
variety of) L. epidendrum
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Updated July 31 2011
Leocarpus fragilis is normally stalked and hanging
Unidentified Slime Mould - approx. 5 cm
Order: ?
Family: ?
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated February 15 2014
Genus: Mucilago?
Species: Crustacea?
Also known as Scrambled Egg Slime Mould
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds)
Genus: Tubifera
Species: Ferruginosa
Red Raspberry Slime Mould - approx. 2.5 cm
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales (also Liceida)
Family: Reticulariaceae
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
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Updated July 13 2013
Coral Slime Mould - approx. 3 mm
Order: Protosteliales (Ceratiomyxales?)
Family: Ceratiomyxaceae
Class: Protosteliomycetes (Myxomycetes?)
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated October 1 2013
Genus: Ceratiomyxa
Species: Fruticulosa
Variation: Fruticulosa
Variation: Porioides
Genus: Lycogala
Species: Epidendrum
Wolf's-milk Slime Mould - approx. 7 mm
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales
Family: Reticulariaceae
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
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Updated February 25 2016
Also known as Toothpaste Slime Mould - similar to
Lycogala terrestre which may be the same species as (or a
variety of) L. epidendrum
Unknown Slime Mould Sporangia - 1 to 2 mm
Order: ?
Family: ?
Class: ?
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
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Updated September 28 2010
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Unidentified Slime Mould - approx. 3 cm
Order: ?
Family: ?
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Possibly Stemonitis species (see above)
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds)?
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds)?
Chocolate Tube Slime Mould - approx. 1 cm high - High Park - June 2010
Insect Egg? Slime Mould - 1 to 2 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Red Raspberry? Slime Mould - approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Coral Slime Mould (variation porioides) - circular features approx. 1 cm - High Park - June 2012
Dog Vomit Slime Mould - approx. 10 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - June 2011
Wolf's-milk Slime Mould - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Unidentified Slime Mould - approx. 5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - October 2007
Red Raspberry Slime Mould - approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - July 2013
Wolf's-milk Slime Mould - approx. 7 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - October 2013
Unknown Slime Mould Sporangia (spore-bearing capsule) - 1 to 2 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Unidentified Slime Mould - approx. 3 cm - West Don Valley (Wilket Creek Park) - October 2010
Coral Slime Mould (variation fruticulosa) - fingers approx. 3 mm - Rouge Park - September 2013
Genus: Reticularia (also Enteridium)
Species: Lycoperdon
False Puffball Slime Mould (sporangial stage) - approx. 2.5
cm
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales (also Liceida)
Family: Reticulariaceae
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
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Updated November 5 2015
Genus: Reticularia (also Enteridium)
Species: Lycoperdon
Phylum: Myxomycota (Slime Moulds) - also Mycetozoa?
Kingdom: Protista (Amoebozoa?)
Order: Liceales (also Liceida)
Family: Reticulariaceae
Class: Myxomycetes (True Slime Moulds) - also
Myxogastria?
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Updated November 5 2015
See below for the plasmodial stage
See above for the sporangial stage
False Puffball Slime Mould (plasmodial stage) - approx. 10 cm - Sherwood Park - October 2015
False Puffball Slime Mould (sporangial stage) - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - October 2015
False Puffball Slime Mould (plasmodial stage) - approx. 10
cm