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Authority

B.Leadb. (Leadbeater, 1972c: 179, figs 1–13)

Class

Chrysophyceae

Order

Ochromonadales

Family

Paraphysomonadaceae

Additional References

Vørs (1992: 65, fig. 30a, b)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Cells spherical, colourless, c. 5 µm diameter, biflagellate. Flagella unequal, c. 15 µm long and c. 2 µm long (Leadbeater, 1972c). Cell body covered with 1 type of scale comprising a basal plate with a central funnel-shaped superstructure; basal plate circular, 0.6 µm diameter, without a thickened rim; funnel-shaped structure 0.6 µm high and c. 0.5 µm diameter at the open end.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia; type locality, NW of Bergen, Norway (Leadbeater, 1972c); Baltic Sea (Vørs, 1992).

Comments

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