Why slime moulds are called fungus animals? Name some slime moulds

Slime moulds possess the characters of both animals and fungi. Therefore, they are commonly called fungus animals. Modem biologists called them protistan fungi. They are like Protozoa in their amoeboid plasmodial stage and similar to true fungi in spore formation.
Examples Physarum, Physarella, Fuligo, Lycogala and Tubifera.