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Chlorophyta: Chlorophyceae: Volvocales: Volvocaceae

Eudorina elegans
Ehrenberg, 1832

Genus: Colonies composed of 16, 32, 64 or 128 (mostly 32) cells; 2-layered gelatinous envelope; mamillations anterior or posterior; cells spherical to ovoid with 2 equal-length apical flagella; eyespot present; anisogamy (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Species: Colonies of 32 or 64 cells, spherical in shape, 60-120 μm in diam.; cells arranging separately; cell body spherical, 8-10 μm in diam.; a chloroplast cup-shaped, with a pyrenoid (Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae, 1977).

Pandorina morum, tape No. 0066, time code 0226, colony of cells, colony (right: PDB2-PCD1317-80, -81) 70 μm long, 60 μm wide, cells spherical, 12 μm, Saitama Pref., Japan, June 1999 by Y. Tsukii

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