Warnowia cf. polyphemus (Pouchet) Schiller 1933

A living cell at different focal planes (DIC)

Synonym(s): Gymnodinium polyphemus Pouchet 1885 , Pouchetia polyphemus (Pouchet) Kofoid et Swezy 1921

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 75-104 µm, width 47 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Girdle making two turns and sulcus only 0.5 turns. Ocellus in the anterior half of cell

Similar species: Warnowia fusus Nematodinium torpedo

Distribution: Widely

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

Schiller, J. 1933. Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae) in monographischer Behandlung. Teil 1. In Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen-Flora. 10, III: 617 pp.

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.

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