Protoperidinium brevipes (Paulsen) Balech 1974

A = Living cells at different focal planes; B = Squashed cell with thecal plates and ornamention. (DIC)


Synonym(s): Peridinium brevipes Paulsen 1908

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 18-38 µm, width 28-34 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: 1' is meta and 2a is quadra, triangle in crossection. Surface with short spines or papillae

Similar species: P. metananum

Distribution: Worldwide in cold water

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.

Paulsen, O. 1908. XVIII Peridiniales. In: Nordisches Plankton, (eds K. Brandt & C. Apstein). Verlag Linsius und Tischer, Kiel und Leipzig, pp. 1-124

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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