Micrasterias pinnatifida (KÜTZ.) RALFS
The cells are only a little wider than long. The cell halves form three lobes, the lateral lobes are tapered peripherally and have a few denticles at the blunted ends. The lateral lobes are short and are strongly widened with straight ends. The central cut ist deep and strongly widened peripherally.
Dimension: Length 60 - 70 µm, width 65 – 75 µm
Ecology: Common in moderate acidic to neutral waters of fens and litoral zones.
Image copyright: Prof. Rupert Lenzenweger, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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