Paulinella ovalis Wulff 1919

Tests (DIC)

Synonym(s): Calycomonas ovalis Wulff 1919

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length c. 5 µm, width c. 3 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Si scales in five transversely circumferential columns, pseudopod filose. Ingest Synechococcus (Johnson et al. 1988)

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Johnson, P. W., Hargraves, P. E. & Sieburth, J. M. 1988. Ultrastructure and ecology of Calycomonas ovalis Wulff, 1919, (Chrysophyceae) and its redescription as a testate rhizopod, Paulinella ovalis, N. Comb. (Filosea: Euglyphina). J. Protozool. 35: 618-626.

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.

Wulff, A.1919. Ueber das Kleinplankton der Barentssee. Wissenschaftliche Meeresunterschungen, Neue Folge Abteilung Helgoland 13: 95-125.

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