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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Desmidales: Desmidiaceae

Micrasterias pinnatifida
(Kützing) Ralfs

Genus: Cell body flat, large, variable in shape, longer than wide; strong constriction at center; each semicell with several notches; cell wall with many short spines (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: cell body 77 μm long, 73 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Micrasterias pinnatifida, tape No. 0053, time code 0550, Hiroshima Pref., Japan, September, 1998 by Y. Tsukii

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