…a genus of giant amoebae that are found worldwide. Members of Chaos are usually found freshwater swamps and marshes. They can grow quite large with the largest species reaching lengths of 5mm, although most species range between 1 and 3mm. Like other amoebae members of Chaos are heterotrophs and will take in algae, bacteria, protists, and even some invertebrates via phagocytosis.
Members of the genus closely resemble the genus Amoeba and share their general morphology. However members of Amoeba have a single nucleus, and members of Chaos can have as many as a thousand nuclei.