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Authority

(Griessm.) J.Larsen & D.J.Patt. (Larsen & Patterson, 1990: 912, figs 57b, 58a–c)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

N/A

Family

N/A

Additional References

Vørs (1992a: 83, figs 35.9, 35.10, 36.e), Tong et al. (1997: 103, fig. 7A)

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Basionym

Phyllomonas simplex Griessm. (Greissmann, 1913: 33, fig. 13)

Synonyms

N/A

Description

Cells solitary, ovoid, c. 3.5 µm long, c. 2.7 µm diameter, uniflagellate (if biflagellate, the second flagellum is extremely short). Flagellum emerging from anterior end of cell, usually crook-shaped, with the hooked distal end adhering to the substratum. Movement gliding or nodding, with the flagellum trailing behind.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia; Arctic Canada and Greenland (Vørs, 1993a).

Comments

N/A

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