Dinobryon faculiferum (Willén) Willén 1992

Lorica and cell (dry preparation) (PC&DIC)

Synonym(s): Dinobryon petiolatum Willén 1963

Life-form: Solitary

Size: House: length 16-29 µm, width 4-5 µm, spear 4-70 µm

Resting spore:

Note: In brackish water

Distinctive features: Lorica with very long spear

Similar species:

Distribution: Atlantic, Skagerrak, Baltic

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

Tikkanen, T. & Willén, T. 1992. Växtplanktonflora. Naturvårdsverket, Solna. 280 pp.

Willén, T. 1963. Notes on Swedish plankton algae. Nova Hedwigia. 6: 39-56

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