Protoperidinium leonis (Pavillard) Balech 1974

A&B = Cell in ventral and apical views; C&D = Ventral views with 1'-plate; E&F = Dorsal views (arrowhead=2a plate) (DIC)


Synonym(s): Peridinium leonis Pavillard 1916

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 50-95 µm.

Resting spore: +

Note: There are two types of cysts reported (Inoue 1990)

Distinctive features: Shape of cell, 1'-plate and 2a-plate

Similar species: Protoperidinium conicum Protoperidinium marielebourae Protoperidinium obtusum

Distribution: Widely

Balech, E. 1976b. Sur quelques Protoperidinium (Dinoflagellata). Vie et Milieu. 26: 27-46.

Inoue, H. 1990. Dinoflagellates. In "Red tide organisms in Japan-An illustrated taxonomic guide". (Y. Fukuyo, H. Takano, M. Chihara & K. Matsuoka eds) Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo. pp. 150-151

Pavillard, M. J. 1916c. Recherches sur les péridiniens du Golfe du Lion. Travail de l'Institut de Botanique de l'Université de Montpellier, Série mixte-Mémoire. 4: 9-70.

Wall, D. & Dale, B. 1968b. Modern dinoflagellate cysts and evolution of the Peridiniales. Micropaleontology. 14: 265-304.

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