Cosmoeca ventricosa Thomsen 1984

Lorica (dry preparation) (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Lorica 23-31 µm high

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: 3 transverse costae and 9-12 longitudinal. The position of the second transverse costa, interconnections at anterior end, lorica dimensions

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

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.

Thomsen, H. A. & Boonruang, P. 1984. A light and electron microscopical investigation of loricate choanoflagellates (Choanoflagellida, Acanthoecidae) from the Andaman Sea, SW Thailand: Species of Cosmoeca gen.n. Zool. Scr. 13: 165-181.

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