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Authority

Species not formally described.

Class

Haptophyceae/Prymnesiophyceae

Order

Prymnesiales

Family

Prymnesiaceae

Additional References

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

[Only scales observed.] Body scales of 1 type: spine scales with a base-plate circular to elliptical, 2–2.4 µm diameter; proximal surface with fine striae; spine supported by 4 arched struts; overall length of spine and struts 0.5 µm.

Distribution

Southern Ocean, south of Australia, 46.20–49.47°S 85.17–101.18°E.

Comments

Chrysochromulina genus description: Cells have homodynamic flagella and a coiling haptonema, and electron microscopy is usually required to identify the species. As well as being photosynthetic, these fragile haptophytes ingest picoplanktonic and nanoplanktonic organisms by phagocytosis.

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