Diaphanoeca grandis Ellis 1930

Loricas (dry preparation) (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Lorica length 16-38 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Bottle shaped lorica constricted at the front, 10-13 longitudinal costae each with ten costal strips, spear with two costal strips, protoplast at the frontal part of the lorica.

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Andersen, P. 1989. Functional biology of the choanoflagellate Diaphanoeca grandis Ellis. Mar. Microbial Food Webs. 3: 35-50.

Ellis, W. N. 1930. Recent researches on the Choanoflagellata (Craspedomonadines) (fresh-water and marine) with description of new genera and species. Annls Soc. R. Zool. Belg. 60: 49-88.

Espeland, G. & Throndsen, J. 1986. Flagellates from Kilsfjorden, Southern Norway, with description of two new species of Choanoflagellida. Sarsia. 71: 209-226.

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. 1974. Planktonic choanoflagellates from North Atlantic waters. Sarsia. 56: 95-122.

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