Protoperidinium steinii (Jørgensen) Balech 1974

A living cell at different focal planes. (BF)


Synonym(s): Peridinium steinii Jørgensen 1889

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 39-60 µm, width 22-44 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Cell pyriform with a long apical horn, two three-winged antapical horns. 1'-plate is meta and 2a-plate is penta

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

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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