Protoperidinium thorianum (Paulsen) Balech 1974

A &B = A living cell; C = Ventral and dorsal view of theca; D = Wavy thecal surface. (DIC)

Synonym(s): Peridinium thorianum Paulsen 1905

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 56-85 µm, width 56-85 µm.

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Strong papillate and wavy thecal suface. Cell content yellow

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

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. 1905. On some Peridineae and plankton-diatoms. Medd.komm. for Havundersög.: 1(3): 1-7.

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