Bicosta spinifera (Throndsen) Leadbeater 1978

Loricas (dry preparation) (PC)

lorica with protoplast (DIC)

Synonym(s): Salpingoeca spinifera Throndsen 1970

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Lorica length 50-80 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

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.

Throndsen, J. 1970b. Salpingoeca spinifera sp. nov., a new planktonic species of the Craspedophyceae recorded in the Arctic. Br. Phycol. J. 5: 87-89.

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