Cell body long, with a constriction at its center; each half-cell laterally straight or wavy;
rings of spines at each peak of the waves (similar to
Pleurotaenium nodosum or
P. kayei); 2-4 arm-like projections at each end;
chloroplasts consisting of a central rod and radial laminae; pyrenoids aligned at the rod
(Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Cell body 206- (310-360) -668 μm long, (20-28) -53 μm wide (including spines), L/W=10-15; semicells not swelled at base, slightly tapered at terminal, wavy lateral margin with short spines, 2 arm-like projections at each end, each projection equipped with two spines; cell wall smooth; axial chloroplasts with radially-arranged laminae (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Images of collecting locality:
Block 2-4, Kashibaru marsh, Karatsu city, Saga Pref., Japan, September 9, 2008 by Y. Tsukii