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Micrasterias crux-melitensis
(Ehrenberg) Hassall var. crux-melitensis

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: 102-129 μm long, 84-124 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Micrasterias crux-melitensis (Ehrenberg) Hassall var. crux-melitensis, tape No. 0053, time code 0640, Hiroshima Pref., Japan, September 1998, by Y. Tsukii

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