Pterosperma cristatum Schiller, 1925

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Pterosperma cristatum

Whole phycoma-stage and details of alae (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Pterosperma cristatum
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
Whole phycoma-stage and details of alae (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Phycoma with alae forming polygonal compartment on the cell surface and without visible pores
Other remarks

Distribution: Widely
Life form
Phycoma phase and solitary flagellate
Size
Diameter=7-25 µm
Literature
Inouye, I. 1990. Prasinophyceae p. 390. In “Red tide organisms in Japan-An illustrated taxonomic guide”.(Y. Fukuyo, H. Takano, M. Chihara & K. Matsuoka eds) Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo.
Schiller, J. 1925. Die planktonischen Vegetationen des adriatischen Meeres. B. Chrysomonadina, Heterokontae, Cryptomonadina, Eugleninae, Volvocales. 1. Systematischer Teil. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 53: 59-123.
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.