Algirosphaera robusta (Lohmann) Norris, 1984

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Algirosphaera robusta

Living cells (BF)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Algirosphaera robusta
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
Living cells (BF)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

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Morphology
Spherical cells with horn-like stomatal coccoliths and lower ordinary coccoliths.
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary with two flagella
Size
Diameter = 9-13 µm
Resting spore
0
Literature
Heimdal, B. R. 1993. Modern Coccolithophorids. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. p. 147-247.
Norris, R. E. 1984. Indian Ocean nannoplankton. I. Rhabdosphaeraceae (Prymnesiophyceae) with a review of extant taxa. Journal of Phycology 20: 27-41.