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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Chlorococcaceae (Oocystaceae)

Polyedriopsis spinulosa

Polyedriopsis Genus: Unicellular, planktonic; cell body flat tri- or quadrangular in shape, with hairy projections at each point; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, with a pyrenoid (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Cell body polygonal, wtih 2-3 spiny projections at each corner, 12-15 μm in diam., spines 10-15 μm long; a chloroplast plate-like, with a single pyrenoid (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Similar genus -->> Tetraedron; Pseudopolyedriopsis;

Polyedriopsis spinulosa, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Dewa Park, Koshigaya, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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