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Authority

Balech, in Balech & El-Sayed (1965: 121, pl. 4, figs 51–54)

Class

Dinophyceae

Order

Gonyaulacales

Family

Oxytoxaceae

Basionym

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Synonyms

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Additional References

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Description

[modified from Balech & El Sayed (1965)] Cells 56–61 µm long (epitheca 11.5–14 µm), 33–36 µm maximum width. Epitheca low, triangular, with somewhat convex sides, abruptly tapering to a short spine. Hypotheca reticulate, with longitudinal ribs and a short antapical spine. Cingulum excavated, slightly overhanging; cingular lists absent. Sulcus very short; sulcal lists absent.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Balech & El-Sayed, 1965).

Comments

Rarely reported and not seen by us. Dodge & Saunders (1985) partially revised the genus Oxytoxum based on SEM studies.

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