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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Chlorococcaceae

Pseudogoniochloris tripus
(Pascher) Krienitz, Hegewald, Reymond and Peschke
Syn. Tetraedron trigonum (Nägeli) Hansgirg, Goniochloris tripus Pascher, Pseudostaurastrum smithii (Bourrelly) Bourrelly, Goniochloris fallax Fott, Goniochloris smithii (Bourrelly) Fott, Goniochloris contorta (Bourrelly) Ettl, Tetraplektron contortum (Bourrelly) Bourrelly

Polyedriopsis Genus: Unicellular, planktonic; cell body flat, triangular in shape, each point drawn out (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Species: Unicells, planktonic; cell body flat, triangular in shape, 21-36 (-45) μm long; three ends prolonged in small hyaline rounded processes; laterally concave; body shape and arms highly variable, cell wall hyaline or dark brownish, smooth or granulated; usually two ribbon-like chloroplasts, or up to 12 chloroplasts irregularly arranged, each without pyrenoids (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 13, 1994).
Similar genus -->> Tetraedron; Tetraedriella (Xanthophyceae);

Pseudogoniochloris tripus, cell body 35 μm long, x 400, x 640, Tega-numa (Lake), Abiko city, Chiba Pref., Japan, October 2000, 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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