Rhizomonas setigera (Pavillard) Patterson et al. 1993

Cells on Leptocylindrus mediterraneus (A-C = BF, D = DIC). A-C = Living cells, D in Lugol

Synonym(s): Solenicola setigera Pavillard 1916

Life-form: Cells with one flagellum and adherent to submerged objects

Size: Diameter = 6-20 µm

Resting spore: -


Distinctive features: Cells with one long flagellum and often forming aggregates on diatoms or other objects.

Similar species:


Patterson, D. J., Nygaard, K., Steinberg, G. & Turley, C. M. 1993. Heterotrophic flagellates and other protists associated with oceanic detritus throughout the water column in the mid North Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 73: 67-95.

Pavillard, M. J. 1916a. Flagellés noveaux, épiphytes des Diatomées pélagiques. Academies des sciences Paris. 163: 65-68.

Taylor, F. J. R. 1982. Symbiosis in marine microplankton. Ann. Inst. Océanogr., Paris. 58: 61-90.

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