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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Desmidales: Mesotaeniaceae

Netrium digitus
(Ehrenberg) Itzigsohn & Rothe var. naegelii (Brébisson) Krieger

Genus: Cell body usuall large, spindle or cylindroid in shape, rounded at both ends; two chloroplasts star-shaped at cross-section, consisting of a central rod and radially arranged dented laminae (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Cell body 140-380 μm long, 40-80 μm wide, L/W = 2.5-4; cell wall smooth; chloroplasts with 5-6 ridges (Photomicrographs of the Fresh-water Algae, 1984).

Netrium digitus var. digitus, tape No. 0042, time code 0000, near Ayase river, Fujimi city, Saitama Pref. Japan, June 2, 1999 by Y. Tsukii

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