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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae


Family: Unicells or cells loosely attached to form hyphae; cell body varied in shape, a constriction at the center in most species; cell walls consisting of two or more parts, with small pores and various ornaments (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Genus: Cell body long, with a constriction at its center; each half-cell laterally straight or wavy; rings of spines at each peak of the waves (similar to Pleurotaenium nodosum or P. kayei); 2-4 arm-like projections at each ends; chloroplasts consisting of a central rod and radial laminae; pyrenoids aligned at the rod (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Triploceras sp.
4 clips
363 μm
Hiroshima, 1998

T. gracile
3 clip
xxxx μm
Hiroshima, 1998

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