Genus: Free-living; skeleton with or without coat; cuirass made of scales and of the basal part
of the spicules; coat indistinguishable (Illustrated Guide, 1985).
Siliceous scales arranged tangentially and radiating siliceous spines with pointed or
bifurcated ends; (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Body contains zoochlorellae; long & short glassy spicules (How to know the protozoa, 1979).
cell body 30 μm in diam., axopodia up to 50 μm long,
siliceous spines with bifurcated ends 4-25 μm long,
x 640, Numa-no-hara marsh (Genseikaen), Madarao highland (Niigata & Nagano Pref.), Myoko village, Niigata Pref., Japan, May 15, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
31 μm 63 μm 94 μm; x 640