Protoperidinium pallidum (Ostenfeld) Balech 1973

A&B = Living cells at different focal planes and magnifications; C = 1'-plate. (DIC)


Synonym(s): Peridinium pallidum Ostenfeld 1899

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 70-100 µm, width 65-85 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: Luminescent

Distinctive features: Dorsoventrally compressed. 1'-plate is para, 2a is hexa. Size

Similar species: P. pellucidum

Distribution: Worldwide

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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