Mesoporos perforatus (Gran) Lillick 1937

Cell viewed at two focal planes (arrow=cone-shaped pore). (DIC)


Synonym(s): Exuviaella perforata Gran 1915

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 14-27 µm, width 18-21 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: With many small papillae on surface and with a cone-shaped pore in each valve

Similar species: Prorocentrum spp, Mesoporos spp

Distribution: Wideley

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

Steidinger, K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.

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