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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae

Gonatozygon pilosum
var. echinatum Krieger

Genus: Two chloroplasts plate-like or slightly spiralled; a nucleus centrally located between the chloroplasts; mostly unicells, filaments rare (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: cell body cylindrical 96-140 μm long, 5-(5.5-7.5) μm wide, L/W = 15-20, cell wall with fine hairy projections, both ends not swelled (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Gonatozygon pilosum, tape No. 0063, time code 0000, cell body 80 μm long, 5.5 μm wide, L/W = 14.5, cell wall with many short hairs, both ends slightly swelled, 2 chloroplasts present, Hiroshima Pref., Japan, October 1998, by Y. Tsukii

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