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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Chodatella longiseta
Syn.: Lagerheimia longiseta (Lemmermann) Printz

Chodatella Genus: Unicellular, planktonic; cell body ovoidal or ellipsoidal; both ends slightly pointed with 4 to 8 spiny projections; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, with 1 to 4 pyrenoids (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Species: Cell body ellipsoid, 9-13 (-22) μm long, 5-8 (-14) μm wide; with 4-10 long, spiny projections at both ends, (30-)40-50 μm long; a single chloroplast, parietal plate-like, with a pyrenoid (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 2, 1984).
Similar genus --> Franceia; Acanthosphaera; Micractinium; Errerella; Golenkinia;

Chodatella longiseta, cell body ovoid, 13 μm long, 11 μm wide, 8 long spines at each end of the cell body up to 31 μm long, x 400, x 640, Boad Pond, Kenmin-kenko-fukushi-mura, Koshigaya, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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