Oblea rotunda (Lebour) Balech ex Sournia 1973

Epitheca (SEM)

Synonym(s): Peridinopsis rotunda Lebour 1922

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Diameter = 22-34 µm.

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Plate formula: Po, 3', 1a, 6'', 4c, 5''', 2'''', 5s. First apical plate is of meta-type

Similar species: Oblea baculifera

Distribution: Widely

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.

Lebour, M. V. 1922. Plymouth peridinians. I. Diplopsalis lenticula and its relatives. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 12: 795-812.

Lewis, J. 1990. The cyst-theca relationship of Oblea rotunda (Diplopsalidaceae, Dinophyceae). British phycological Journal. 25: 339-351.

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