Golenkinia radiata Chodat 1894

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Chlorophyceae
Order     Sphaeropleales
Family    Neochloridaceae
SynonymMicractinium radiatum (Chodat) Wille; Golenkinia radiata var. longispina Smith

    Cell spherical with 8-10 long setae occurs all over the cell. Cells usually solitary but sometime in pseudocolony of 4 cells due to the interlocking of setae. Often forming temporary colony by formation of autospores. Cells with a single cup shaped chloroplast with a pyrenoid. Cells measure 12-23μm in diameter, setae 30-50 μm long.


Free floating occurs in Lakes and Ponds.