Scrippsiella crystallina Lewis 1991

Cysts. (DIC&SEM)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Cyst size length 50-68 µm, width 36-48 µm.

Resting spore: +

Note: The thecate cell resemble the thecate cell of S. trochoidea (Lewis 1991)

Distinctive features: Egg-shaped calcareous cyst with a red body towards apex. The calcareous ornamentation is typical

Similar species:

Distribution: Scotland, Gullmarsfjorden

Lewis, J. 1991. Cyst-theca relationships in Scrippsiella ( Dinophyceae) and related orthoperidinoid genera. Botanica Marina. 34: 91-106.

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