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:
Karakemi marsh, Yasaka, Omachi city (formerly Yasaka village), Nagano Pref., Japan, May 8, 2006 by Y. Tsukii