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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Chlorococcaceae (Characiaceae)

Characium sp.

Characium Genus: Unicellular; cell body ellipsoidal or spindle-shaped, attached on a substrate at one end; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Similar genus --> > Colacium; Characiopsis; Characiochloris; Hydiranum;

Characium gelatinosa (or Characiopsis Xanthophyceae ? or Characiochloris ?), cell body spindle-shaped, 38 μm long, 14 μm wide, x 400, Japan, 1999 by Y. Tsukii
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Hydrianum (?), x 400, by Y. Tsukii

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