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Authority

H.A.Thomsen, in Vørs (1992a: 86)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

N/A

Family

N/A

Additional References

Daugbjerg & Vørs (1992: 11, fig. 17.9), Brandt & Sleigh (2000: 97)

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Basionym

N/A

Synonyms

N/A

Description

Cells solitary, ovoid, 10–20 µm long, 4–7 µm diameter, biflagellate. Flagella equal to subequal, 1–2 times cell length, emerging from either side of an anterior protuberance or snout, tapering distally.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia; sea-ice brine off Lucas I., East Antarctica; southern Great Britain (Brandt & Sleigh, 2000); Arctic Canada (Daugbjerg & Vørs, 1992).

Comments

Telonema antarctica is larger than T. subtile and has longer, equal to subequal flagella.

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