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Authority

(Balech) Balech

Class

Dinophyceae

Order

Peridinales

Family

Protoperidiniaceae

Basionym

Peridinium pyriforme Paulsen: Peters, 1928: 51, fig. 14 a-1; non P. pyriforme Paulsen.

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Synonyms

Peridinium mangini Balech, 1971: 102, Pl. XIX (324-332)

Description

After Balech, 1976: Length 47-70 µm , width 45-64 µm. Medium size, pear shaped, stout with short and winged antapical spines. Apical horn small. Sculpture formed by a strong reticulum. Cingulum slightly excavated. Sutres generally broad. Protoplasm dark. Hexa.

Comments

This species is rarely reported. www.algaebase.org lists this species as 'p' indicating it has not been subject to any kind of verification.