Prorocentrum compressum (Bailey) Abé ex Dodge 1975

A living cell at different focal planes (arrow=spinelike extensions) (DIC)

Synonym(s): Pyxidicula compressa Bailey 1950

Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 30-50 µm, width 25-30 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Broadly ovate cell in valve view and with two spinelike extensions near periflagellar area

Similar species:

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.

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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