Pseudoscourfieldia marina (Throndsen) Manton 1975

A = Cells; B = Part of a flagellum with scales (SEM)

Synonym(s): Scourfieldia marina Throndsen 1969

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 3-5 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Flattened cell with two flagella of different length

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Moestrup, Ø. & Throndsen, J. 1988. Light and electron microscopial studies on Pseudoscourfeldia marina, a primitive scaly green flagellate (Prasinophyceae) with posterior flagella. Can. J. Bot. 66: 1415-1434.

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

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