Leucocryptos remigera Vørs 1992

A = A living cell (BF); B = Drawings of cells from Lugol (arrows=rows of extrusomes)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 10-20 µm, width 5-10 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Shape of cell. Two unequal flagella. Swimming pattern

Similar species: Leucocryptos marina

Distribution: Baltic, Kattegat, Skagerrak, Arctic

Vørs, N. 1992a. Heterotrofe protister (ekskl. dinoflagellater, loricabærende choanoflagellater og ciliater). In: (Thomsen eds.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, pp. 195-250.

Vørs, N. 1992b. Heterotrophic amoebae, flagellates and heliozoa from the Tvärminne area, Gulf of Finland, in 1988-1990. Ophelia. 36: 1-109.

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