Genus: Highly flattened; pellicle firm; body form constant (Kudo, 1966).
Chloroplasts small, discoid, pyrenoids usually absent; most species flat and leaf-shaped;
often with ridges or fins running helically or longitudinally (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Images of collecting locality:
Block 5, Kashibaru marsh, Karatsu city, Saga Pref., Japan, September 9, 2008 by Y. Tsukii