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Chlorophyceae: Chlamydomonadales (Volvocales): Chlamydomonadaceae
Volvocida: Chlamydomonadina: Carteriidae

Vitreochlamys aulata
(Formerly Sphaerellopsis Korschikoff 1925)
(Pascher) Gerloff 1940
Syn.: Chlamydomonas aulata Pascher 1927

Species: Cell body (cellwall) broad ellipsoidal or inverted ovoid or spherical, 15-38 μm long, 10-30 μm wide cellwall thin; papilla absent; protoplast broad ovoid; length of flagella same as that of cell body; chloroplast cup-shaped, anterior half striated; a large pyrenoid located at posterior; stigma circular or elliptical, located at equator; nucleus at the center of the cell; two contractile vacuoles apical; other tree or four vacuoles also present (Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa 9, Chlorophyta I, 1983).

Vitreochlamys aulata (Pascher) Gerloff, 1940 or Vitreochlamys Batko, 1970 ? (incl. Sphaerellopsis Korshikov), cell body 14 μm long, 10 μm wide, gelatinous sheath 20 μm long, 19 μm wide, stigma located at equator of the cell, a pyrenoid at posterior half of the cell, two contractile vacuoles at the base of flagella, x 640, Heise-no-mori Park, Kawajima (Kawashima) town, Saitama city, Saitama Pref., Japan, April 2002 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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