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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Scenedesmaceae

Scenedesmus longispina
Meyen, Syn: S. brevispina (G. M. Smith) Codat

Genus: Colonies of 4 (or 2, 8, 16) cells attached side by side, arranged linearly or zigzag; cell body elliptical or spindle or crescent in shape; terminal cells with spiny projections in many species; cell wall usually smooth, but in some species granulated or dented or ridged (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Cell body cylindrical, outer cells slightly curved outward, 9.5-11 μm long, 3.5-4 μm wide; each cell with three short spiny projections at both ends (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
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