Pterosperma vanhoeffenii (Jørgensen) Ostenfeld 1899

A = Living and dead cells at different focal planes; B = Cell in Lugol. (DIC)

Synonym(s): Pterosphaera venhöffenii Jørgensen 1900

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Diameter=47-53 µm (excl. lists)

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: A few conspicous alae

Similar species:

Distribution: Atlantic

Parke, M., Boalch, G. T., Jowett, R. & Harbour, D. S. 1978. The genus Pterosperma (Prasinophyceae): species with a single equatorial ala. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 58: 239-276.

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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