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Authority

Meunier (Balech)

Class

Dinophyceae

Order

Peridinales

 

Family

Protoperidiniaceae

 

Basionym

Peridinium saltans Meunier, 1910: 26, Pl. 1 bis (9-14)

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Description

After Balech, 1976: Length 89 - 127µm, width 62- 107µm, close P. pseudoantarcticum, somewhat smaller, not so expanded at the cingulum, with rather long and diverging antapical horns. The sulcus has two main characteristics: 1) it forms a large, square indentation into the epitheca, 2) wide anteriorly, it becomes narrow backward.

Comments

After Balech, 1976: A species highly variable in dimensions, divergence of antapical horns and plate pattern (sometimes with only 6 precingulars or two intercalaries). Often forming chains of two individuals. A bipolar species.