Dinobryon balticum (Schütt) Lemmermann 1900

A = A colony (DIC); B = Cell; C= Lorica (B&C=Dry preparation, DIC); D = Loricae (DIC); E = Part of colony with empty loricae (PC)

Synonym(s): Dinodrendron balticum Schütt 1892 , Dinobryon pellucidum Levander 1894

Life-form: Colony

Size: Lorica length 32-66 µm, width 3-5 µm

Resting spore:

Note: Mixotrophic (Mckenzie et al.1995)

Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

McKenzie, C. H., Deibel, D., Paranjape, M. A. & Thompson, R. J. 1995. The marine mixotroph Dinobryon balticum (Chrysophyceae): Phagotrophy and survival in a cold ocean. Journal of Phycology. 31: 19-24.

Throndsen, J. 1993. The planktonic marine flagellates. In: (Tomas eds.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 7-145.

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