Protoperidinium cf. ovatum Pouchet 1883

A = A living cell (arrowhead=spine with wings); B&C = Squased cell, ventral view (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 54-68 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: There are several small round species which resemble this species (Dodge 1982)

Distinctive features: Shape and colour of cell, the reticulation of the plates, sulcal plates

Similar species:


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

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