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).
Images of collecting locality:
a pond near the entrance of climbing route to Omine mountain, Minakami town, Gunma Pref., Japan, October 21, 2007 by Y. Tsukii