Protoperidinium excentricum (Paulsen) Balech 1974

Ventral and antapical views (DIC)

Synonym(s): Peridinium excentricum Paulsen 1907

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 36-48 µm, width 40-84 µm.

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Irregularly flattened anterio-posteriorly, apical horn excentrically placed towards the ventral side, 2a-plate large

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.

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