Eutreptiella gymnastica Throndsen 1969

A = Schematic drawing of cell in Lugol; B = Cell in Lugol (arrowheads=pyrenoid) (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 17-38 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Cell with two unequal flagella and one reticulate chloroplast with a single pyrenoid. Stigma large and marked metaboly

Similar species: Eutreptiella cornubiense

Distribution: Coastal Atlantic

Olli, K.1996. Resting cyst formation of Eutreptiella gymnastica (Euglenophyceae) in the northern coastal Baltic Sea. J. Phycol. 32: 535-542.

Throndsen, J. 1969. Flagellates of Norwegian coastal waters. Nytt Mag. Bot. 16: 161-216.

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.

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