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Description from Wikipedia

Xenophyophores are giant unicellular organisms found throughout the world's oceans, at depths of up to 10,641 meters (6.6 miles). When first described in 1889, the xenophyophores were placed with the sponges. Later they were classified as testate amoeboids (Arcellinida), then in their own phylum of Protista. A recent genetic study suggests the xenophyophores are a specialized group of Foraminifera. Xenophyophores are found in the greatest numbers on the abyssal plains of the deep ocean. They are...

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