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Authority

(Balech) Balech

Class

Dinophyceae

Order

Peridinales

Family

Protoperidiniaceae

Basionym

Peridinium nanum Balech, 1962:35, Pl. II (61-67)

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Description

After Balech, 1976: Length 23-24µm , width 22-23µm. One of the smallest species. Very small antapical spines between them the antapical border is slightly concave. Cingulum barely ascendent excavated. Faint reticulum. Protoplasm clear.

Comments

After Balech, 1976. Found only once in the Northern Antarctic.

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