Protoperidinium punctulatum (Paulsen) Balech 1974

A = Ventral view; B = Profile; C = First apical plate; D = Girdle, ventral view; E = Hypotheca with ornamentation; E = Epitheca, dorsal view. (All DIC)

Synonym(s): Peridinium punctulatum Paulsen 1907

Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 40-72 µm, width 60-72 µm.

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: The shape of the cell and the ornamention of theca

Similar species: Protoperidinium subinerme

Distribution: Atlantic, Skagerrak, Kattegat

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.

Paulsen, O. 1907. The Peridinales of the Danish waters. Medd. Komm. for Havundersög. Ser. Plankton 1(5): 1-26

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