Ankistrodesmus densus Korshikov 1953

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Chlorophyceae
Order     Sphaeropleales
Family    Selenastraceae
SynonymAnkistrodesmus spiralis var. fasciculatus G.M.Smith

    Thallus colonial without sheath, colony fasciculate or group of 16 or more cells arranged densely. Cells fusiform, curved or sigmoid gradually taper towards the apex. Cell superimposed on each other to from colony. Cells measure cell 42-53 in µm length and 2-4 µm in breadth. Chloroplast single, parietal and without pyrenoid.


Freshwater alga prefers oligo-mesotrophic water bodies.