Katodinium glaucum (Lebour) Loeblich III 1965

A = Cell at different magnification; B = Cell in Lugol; C = Cell at different focus. arrow=striation. (DIC)

Synonym(s): Spirodinium glaucum Lebour 1917 , Gyrodinium glaucum (Lebour) Kofoid et Swezy 1921 Massartia glauca Schiller 1933

Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 36-62 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: A very short hypocone and with longitudinal striae

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.

Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.

Hansen, G. & Larsen, J. 1992. Dinoflagellater i danske farvande. In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 45-155.

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