Scrippsiella trochoidea (Stein) Loeblich III 1976

A = Vegetative cells; B = Cysts. (DIC)

Cyst SEM

Synonym(s): Glenodinium trochoideum Stein 1883

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 23-37 µm, width 19-30 µm; Cyst size length 25-48 µm, width 25-44 µm.

Resting spore: +

Note: The thecate cell resemble several other species of Scrippsiella (Lewis 1991)

Distinctive features: Apical process and collar, round hypotheca. 1'-plate is very narrow, sulcal plate pattern. Calcareous cyst.

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.

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

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. 1968a. Quaternary calcareous dinoflagellates (Calciodinellideae) and their natural affinities. J. Paleont. 42: 1395-1408.

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