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Authority

Griessm. (Griessmann, 1913: 61, fig. 23)

Class

Subphylum Heterokonta, Genera Incertae Sedis

Order

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Family

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Additional References

Vørs (1992a: 84, fig. 42a–l; 1993a: 121, fig. 40E), Daugbjerg & Vørs (1992: 11, fig. 17.7–17.8), Tong et al. (1997: 104, figs 6Q, 6R, 7C)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Cells solitary, ovoid, 4–14 µm long, 2–6 µm diameter, biflagellate. Flagella equal to subequal, straight, 1–2 times cell length, emerging from either side of an anterior protuberance or snout. Cells typically swim ‘backwards’ with the flagella pointing away from the direction of movement.

Distribution

Coastal waters near Davis Station, East Antarctica; Southern Ocean, south of Australia; Weddell Sea and Arctic Canada and Greenland (Vørs, 1993a); Great Britain (Brandt & Sleigh, 2000).

Comments

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