Algirosphaera cf. oryza Schlauder 1945

A living cell (BF)

Synonym(s): Anthosphaera oryza (Schlauder) Gaarder 1971

Life-form: Solitary with two flagella

Size: About 13 µm

Resting spore: -


Distinctive features: Flattened ellipsoidal cells with two rows of equatorial coccoliths projecting nearly at right angles to each other.

Similar species: Algirosphaera quadricornu

Distribution: Widely

Gaarder, K. & Hasle, G. 1971. Coccolithophorids of the gulf of Mexico. Bull. of Marine Science. 21: 519-544.

Heimdal, B. R. 1993. Modern Coccolithophorids. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. p. 147-247.

Norris, R. E. 1984. Indian Ocean nannoplankton. I. Rhabdosphaeraceae (Prymnesiophyceae) with a review of extant taxa. Journal of Phycology 20: 27-41.

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