Test small ovoid in shape with siliceous scales in alternating transverse rows; pseudostome terminal;
cell body does not fill the test completely; nucleus posterior (Kudo, 1966).
Paulinella chromatophora Lauterborn,
test 29 μm long, 21.5 μm wide, L/W=1.3,
pseudostome 5 μm wide, collar absent ?,
x 640, Southern lakeside of Lake Shirakaba, Tateshina town & Chino city, Nagano Pref., Japan, May 21, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
94 μm; x 640