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Hydrodictyon reticulatum or water net cells aggregate to form colonies or mats.colonies or mats are
  • a single-layered membrane or sac-like network of several thousand cells
  • free-floating or secondarily attached
  • reaching over 50cm long
  • meshes clearly visible in large colonies
Cells are
  • cylindrical to oblong-oval, up to 15mm long
  • 2-4 adjacent cells connected by their edges and forming 5-6-sided meshes


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