Sclerodinium calyptroglyphe (Lebour) Dodge 1981

A = Cell viewed at different focal planes; B = Cell in epifluorscence microscope

Cell with apical groove (DIC)

Synonym(s): Gyrodinium calyptroglyphe Lebour 1925

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 20-35 µm, width 15-23 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: The shape and tough cell covering

Similar species:

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.

Lebour, M. V. 1925. The dinoflagellates of northern seas. Mar. Biol. Ass. U. K., Plymouth. 1-250.

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