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Authority

(Ehrenb.) Ehrenb. (Ehrenberg, 1873: 4)

Class

Dinophyceae

Order

Peridinales

Family

Podolampadaceae

Basionym

Peridinium splendor-maris Ehrenb. (Ehrenberg, 1860: 791)

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Synonyms

N/A

Additional References

Dodge (1982: 254, fig. 33H), Balech (1988: 125, pl. 53, figs 16–19), Steidinger & Tangen (1997: 533, pl. 7, 49)

Description

Cells ovoid to ellipsoidal, somewhat laterally compressed, 31–70 µm long, 35–65 µm diameter. Epitheca and hypotheca difficult to distinguish due to absence of a cingulum; thecal plates smooth, with scattered pores. Sulcus extending from equatorial line to apical pore and to antapex; sulcal lists narrow, but expanding to c. 8 µm long distally to form false antapical spines. Tabulation 3', 1a, 5'', 3c, 4 or 5s, 4 or 5''', 1''''.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, 56–63°S, south of Australia; Atlantic (Dodge, 1982); South Atlantic (Balech, 1988).

Comments

N/A

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