Heterocapsa pseudotriquetra Iwataki, G. & Fukuyo
Heterocapsa pseudotriquetra Iwataki, G.Hansen & Fukuyo 2002: 394-403, Figs 1-18
Published in: Iwataki, M., Hansen, G., Sawaguchi, T., Hiroishi, S. & Fukuyo, Y. (2004). Investigations of body scales in twelve Heterocapsa species (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), including a new species H. pseudotriquetra sp. nov.. Phycologia 43(4): 394-403, 24 figs, 2 tables.
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Motile cells of H. pseudotriquetra are spherical or ovoid. The epitheca and the hypotheca are hemispherical and of equal size or the epitheca may be slightly larger than the hypotheca. Cells measure 18.4-27.2 µm (x = 22.2 µm, n = 30) in length, and 14.4-21.6 µm (x = 17.2 µm, n = 30) in width (NIES473 strain). the cingulum is median or submedian and displaced about 0.5-1 times its own width. The sulcus is relatively wide, particularly towards the antapex. The nucleus is spherical and located in the central part of the epitheca. The chloroplast is located along the periphery of the cell. A spherical pyrenoid, surrounded by starch sheaths, is situated in the upper part of the hypotheca just below the nucleus. The pyrenoid matrix is penetrated by tubular invaginations.
Izuhara, Tsushima Island, Nagasaki, Japan (34º11'N, 129º17'E) (Iwataki et al. 2004: 395). Holotype: March 1986; (Iwataki et al. 2004: 395, 394). Notes: Holotype: Fig. 18. Clonal strain NIES473 is maintained at the Microbial Culture Collection of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). Isolated by T. Sawaguchi.
Source of current name
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.
Created: 16 November 2004 by Sandy Lawson
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Iwataki, M., Hansen, G., Sawaguchi, T., Hiroishi, S. & Fukuyo, Y. (2004). Investigations of body scales in twelve Heterocapsa species (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), including a new species H. pseudotriquetra sp. nov.. Phycologia 43(4): 394-403, 24 figs, 2 tables.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 April 2019.