A = Cell with many spines emerging along the girdle; B&C = Spines on the epitheca (arrows=basal thicker part); D&E Cells with spines; F = Apical view. All cells from Lugol samples. DIC
Size: Length 12-20 (34) µm.
Distinctive features: Fine spines orginate from the borders of the girdle
Similar species: Micracanthodinium setiferum
Distribution: North Atlantic, North sea, Skagerrak
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