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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 272-416 μm long, 42-59 μm wide, L/W = 5-8; cell wall smooth (Photomicrographs of the Fresh-water Algae, 1984).

Netrium digitus var. naegelii (Brébisson) Krieger, tape No. 0123, time code 1133, cell body s282 μm long, 56 μm wide, L/W = 5.0, x 200, x 400, x 640, Hiroshima Pref., Japan, October 1998, by Y. Tsukii

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