Peridiniella danica (Paulsen) Okolodkov et Dodge 1995

A = A living cell (observe offset of girdle); B-E = Cells infected by Amoebophrya; F = A living cell at two focal planes (arrow=peduncle?, arrowhead= food particle) (A-B=B, C-E=epifluorescence microscopy)

linked specimen

Synonym(s): Glenodinium danicum Paulsen 1907

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 13-36 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: In Skagerrak samples mostly 15-20 µm long, larger specimen infected by Amoebophrya. Often with parts of cryptophytes and Pyramimonas in its cell. Found in all seasons

Distinctive features: A thin 1'-plate often difficult to observe in LM. Shape of cell and offset of the girdle

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

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.

Okolodkov, Y. B. & Dodge, J.D. 1995. Redescription of the planktonic dinoflagellate Peridiniella danica (Paulsen) comb. nov. and its distribution in the N.E. Atlantic. Eur. J. Phycol. 30: 299-306.

Paulsen, O. 1907. The Peridiniales of the Danish waters. Medd. Komm. f. Havundersøg. Serie Plankton. 1: 1-26.

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