Echinocystis erinaceoides, with typical spines - Photomicrograph Franz Köstlbacher, Austria

 

 

Genus Echinocystis Mikrjukov, 1997

 

Diagnosis: Centrohelea with a periplast of internal tangential plate scales and external radial scales. The radial scales have a shaft with two lateral wings extending along it, and a basal wing oriented perpendicular to the lateral ones.
Eight freshwater, rarely brackish, species.
References: Mikrjukov (1997), Siemensma (1991), Vers (1992).
Type species: Echinocystis erinaceoides (Petersen & Hansen, 1960)  Mikrjukov, 1997

 

Echinocystis erinaceoides, with typical spines - Photomicrograph Franz Köstlbacher, Austria

Echinocystis erinaceoides - Diepveen