Pyrophacus horologium Stein 1883

A&B = Cells; C = Part of hypotheca; D = Apical pore complex. A-C (DIC), B (BF)

Epi- and hypotheca (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 32-125 µm, width 35-136 µm.

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Shape and tabulation

Similar species:

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.

Wall, D. & Dale, B. 1971. A reconsideration of living and fossil PyrophacusStein, 1883 (Dinophyceae). J. Phycol. 7: 221-235.

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