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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Chodatella chodatii
(Bernard) Ley var. chodatii

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 spherical, (4-)5-10 μm in diam., with 4 long spines 8-18 (-26) μm long; each spine with a small basal nodule; a single chloroplast parietal plate-like, with a pyrenoid (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 7, 1987).
Similar genus --> Franceia; Acanthosphaera; Micractinium; Errerella; Golenkinia;

Chodatella chodatii (Bernard) Ley var. chodatii ?, cell body spherical, 8 μm diam., with spines ~29 μm long, base of spines slightly swell forming nodule, x 640, Bessho-numa, Saitama Pref., Japan, June 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Golenkinia Golenkinia

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