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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Desmidales: Desmidiaceae

Micrasterias radiata

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 123-195 μm long, 113-186 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Micrasterias radiata, tape No. 0053, time code 0811, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., August 7-13, 1999, by Y. Tsukii

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