Bicosta antennigera Moestrup 1979

Lorica (dry prepartion) (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Lorica length c. 60 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Lorica without transverse costae, anterior spines made of two coastal strips

Similar species: Bicosta minor

Distribution: Arctic, North Atlantic, Skagerrak, Baltic, Pacific, Antarctic

Moestrup, Ø. 1979. Identification by electron microscopy of marine nanoplankton from New Zealand, including the description of four new species. N. Z. J. Bot. 17: 61-95.

Thomsen, H. A. 1992b. Loricabærende Chonanoflagellater (Kraveflagellater). In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 157-194.

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