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Authority

Lohmann (1902: 134, pl. 4, figs 33, 36a, b, 37)

Order

Coccolithophorales

Class

Haptophyceae

Family

Syracosphaeraceae

Additional References

N/A

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Synonyms

HOL phase synonyms: Calyptrosphaera oblonga Lohmann (1902)
Calyptrosphaera (Daktyletha) pirus Kamptner (1937)

Basionym

N/A

Description

Coccospheres 15–25 μm. XCs dome-shaped; rim subhorizontal, flange-like; numerous elements with wide slits; central part formed of several cycles of laths. Central area with a conical depression. BCs 4.5–8 μm; mid-wall flange prominent; inner wall-cycle well developed; central area with 3 concentric cycles of thin radial laths, occasionally with a small central spine. CFCs similar, with a robust bifurcate spine.

Distribution

64º16'S 136º06'E Nishida (1986)

Comments

Both holococcolithophore species have been found in combination form with S. pulchra.

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