Genus: Solitary or colonial; body surface delicate; one to two chloroplasts; usually with a stigma;
fresh water (Kudo, 1966).
One to several chloroplasts; pyrenoid and/or eyespot (stigma) in some; cells naked, globular,
ellipsoidal or pyriform (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Monas, a dividing cell, x 400, x 640, April 1999, by Y. Tsukii
O. mutabilis Klebs: Ovoid to spherical; plastic; 15-30 μm long, 8-22 μm wide (Kudo, 1966). Resembles Chromulina; 1-2 chloroplasts; usually a stigma (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
O. granularis Doflein: 5-12 μm long; no stigma (Kudo, 1966).