Cafeteria T.Fenchel & D.J.Patterson, 1988

Holotype species: Cafeteria roenbergensis Fenchel & D.J.Patterson

Original publication and holotype designation: Fenchel, T. & Patterson, D.J. (1988). Cafeteria roenbergensis nov. gen., nov. sp., a heterotrophic microflagellate from marine plankton. Mar. Microb. Food Webs 3: 9-19.

Precise date of publication: 19 Jul 1988

Description: Cells colorless, naked, kidney-shaped and slightly flattened, bearing 2 unequal flagella, attaching to a substrate by the tip of the smooth flagellum. Smooth flagellum is directed posteriorly and follows a shallow furrow on the ventral cell surface; trails in swimming cells. The hairy flagellum is directed forward to form an arc in sessile cells. Cytostomal area situated next to the flagella.The cell feeds on suspended bacteria. Reproduction not known.

Information contributed by: H.R. Preisig. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2011-04-07 by Wendy Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kristiansen, J. & Preisig, H.R. (2001). Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Comments: Mainly marine and widely distributed, one species also common in brackish waters.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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