Algirosphaera robusta (Lohmann) Norris 1984

Living cells (BF)

Synonym(s): Anthosphaera robusta (Lohmann) Kamptnerpro parte

Life-form: Solitary with two flagella

Size: Diameter = 9-13 µm

Resting spore: -


Distinctive features: Spherical cells with horn-like stomatal coccoliths and lower ordinary coccoliths.

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

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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