Prorocentrum compressum (J.W. Bailey) Abé ex Dodge, 1975

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Prorocentrum compressum

A living cell at different focal planes (arrow=spinelike extensions) (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Prorocentrum compressum
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A living cell at different focal planes (arrow=spinelike extensions) (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Synonym names

  • Tryblionella compressa

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Broadly ovate cell in valve view and with two spinelike extensions near periflagellar area
Other remarks

Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary
Size
length 30-50 µm, width 25-30 µm
Literature
Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.
Hansen, G. & Larsen, J. 1992. Dinoflagellater i danske farvande. In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 45-155.
Steidinger K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.