Calliacantha simplex Manton et Oates 1979

Dry preparation. (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Lorica length 25-45 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Lorica with two transverse costae, four spines protruding anteriorly

Similar species:


Manton, I. & Oates, K. 1979. Further observations on Calliacantha Leadbeater (Choanoflagellata), with special reference to C. simplexsp. nov. from many parts of the world. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 204: 287-300.

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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