Phaeocystis cf. pouchetii (Hariot) Lagerheim 1893

Colony (DIC&PC)

trichocyst-like material


Life-form: Solitary flagellate and colony

Size: motile cell c. 5 µm long, colony up to 1.5-2 mm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Size and morphology of motile cell and colony

Similar species: Phaeocystis globosa Phaeocystis antarctica


Inouye, I & Ishimaru, T. 1990. Haptophyceae. In "Red tide organisms in Japan-An illustrated taxonomic guide". (Y. Fukuyo, H. Takano, M. Chihara & K. Matsuoka eds) . Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo, p. 362-369.

Medlin, L. K., Lange, M. & Baumann, M. E. M. 1994. Genetic differentiation among three colony-forming species of Phaeocystis: further evidence for the phylogeny of the Prymnesiophyta. Phycologia. 33: 199-212.

Moestrup, Ø. & Larsen, J. 1992. Potentially toxic phytoplankton. 1. Haptophyceae (Prymnesiophyceae). In: Lindley, J. A. (ed.) ICES Identification leaflets for plankton. International Council for the exploration of the sea, Copenhagen, p. 1-11.


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