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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Dictyosphaeriaceae

Dimorphococcus lunatus
A. Braun

Dimorphococcus Genus: Planktonic; colony of 16, 32 or 64 cells, irregular in shape, without gelatinous sheath; colony consists of subsets of 4 cells connected by gelatinous filaments extending from the center; each subset consists of cells of two types, 2 cells located outward, kidney- or heart-shaped, other 2 cells located inward, cylidrical, both ends rounded; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, slightly curved, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).

Dimorphococcus lunatus A. Braun ?, cell body μm long, 7-9 μm wide, L/W=, x 640, Tashirodaira marsh, Hakkoda mountain, Aomori city, Aomori Pref., Japan, July 17, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Dimorphococcus lunatus Dimorphococcus lunatus

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