The structure of the trichocyst-like material. (DIC)
Life-form: Solitary motile
Size: 8 µm
Note: The trichocyst-like material and flagellates are sometimes common in dry preparation made from Lugol-samples from coastal waters in the Skagerrak
Distinctive features: Scale structure, length of flagella and haptonema, the structure of the trichocyst-like material
Distribution: New Zealand, Australia, North Atlantic, Skagerrak
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