Prorocentrum triestinum Schiller 1918

A = A living cell; B = Half theca with spine; C = Different living cells (DIC)

Synonym(s): Prorocentrum redfeldii Bursa 1959

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 18-22 µm, width 6-11 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Small species with a few scattered trichocyst pores

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Bursa, A. 1959. The genus Prorocentrum Ehrenberg. Morphodynamics, protoplasmatic structures, and taxonomy. Can. J. Bot. 37: 1-31.

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

Schiller, J. 1918. Über neue Prorocentrum- und Exuviella-Arten aus der Adria. Arch. f. Protistenk. 38: 250-262

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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