Dicroerisma psilonereiella Taylor et Cattell 1969

A living cell (arrows=girdle and sulcus), (arrowheads=Y-formed axostyle with forked ends). (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 23-32 µm, width 15-19 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Gymnodinioid cell with a Y-formed internal skeletal element (=axostyle)

Similar species:

Distribution: British Columbia, Kamchatka, Skagerrak

Simakova, N. K. & Konovalova, G. V. 1995. New and rare species of Dinophyta from Avachi bay (Kamchatka). Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg). 80: 94-97.

Sournia, A. 1986. "Atlas du phytoplankton marin. Volume I: Introduction, Cyanophycées, Dictyochophycées, Dinophycées et Raphidophycées. Editions du Centre National de la recherche scientifique, Paris. pp. 219

Taylor, F. J. R. & Cattell, S. A. 1969. Discroerisma psilonereiella Gen. et Sp. N., a new dinoflalgellate from British Columbia coastal waters. Protistologica. 5: 169-172.

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