Bicosoeca cf. gracilipes James-Clark 1867

Two cells with loricae on Skeletonema costatum (PC&DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Total length c. 22 µm

Resting spore:

Note: The structure of the lorica ought to be checked in EM

Distinctive features:

Similar species:


James-Clark, H. 1867. On the affinities of the sponges. On the Spongiæ Ciliatæ as Infusoria Flagellata. Mem. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. I(3): 305-340.

Throndsen, J. 1993. The planktonic marine flagellates. In: (Tomas eds.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 7-145.

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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

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