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Diagnostic features

Unicellular chlorophyte with an elongated, usually spindle-shaped cell with two short flagella emerging from one end. There is a single chloroplast that may contain a visible eyespot. If flagella are not visible, the cells could easily be confused with the spindle-shaped cells of other genera.

Typical habitats

Our records are from nutrient-rich ponds


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Chlorophyta
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Chlamydomonadaceae
Common name Green algae