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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Chodatella citriformis
Snow var. citriformis

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 ovoid or ellipsoidal, 13-23 μm long, 8-20 μm in diam.; both ends slightly protruded, with a whorl of 4-8 hyaline, spiny projections 25-35 μm long (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 7, 1987).
Similar genus --> Franceia; Acanthosphaera; Micractinium; Errerella; Golenkinia;

Chodatella citriformis Snow ?, cell body 12-17 μm long, 7-10 μm wide, spiny projections up to 18 μm long, x 640, Heise-no-mori Park, Kawajima (Kawashima) town, Saitama city, Saitama Pref., Japan, Aple 2002 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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