Protoperidinium divergens (Ehrenberg) Balech 1974

A living cell at different focal planes. (BF)


Synonym(s): Peridinium divergens Ehrenberg 1840

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 75-85 µm, width 56-65 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: 1'-plate is meta. Theca is strongly reticulated with spines. Size

Similar species: P. crassipes P. curtipes P. depressum

Distribution: Worldwide ?

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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