Protoperidinium depressum (Bailey) Balech 1974

A = Living cells at different focal planes; B = 1' - plate; C = A living cell with a red storage-product. A&C=(BF), B=(DIC)


Synonym(s): Peridinium depressum Bailey 1855

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 116-200 µm, width 110-150 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: Luminescent species

Distinctive features: Two long divergent antapical horns and a prominent apical horn, 1'-plate is ortho, 2a-plate is quadra

Similar species: P. divergens

Distribution: Worldwide

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

Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.186 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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