Cochlodinium F.Schütt, 1896
Lectotype species: Cochlodinium strangulatum (F.Schütt) F.Schütt
Original publication: Schütt, F. (1896). Peridiniales (Peridineae, Dinoflagellata, Cilioflagellata, arthrodele Flagellaten). Bacillariales (Diatomeae). In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien...I. Teil. Abt. 1b. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 1-153. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann.
Type designated in: Kofoid, C.A. & Swezy, O. (1921). The free-living unarmored Dinoflagellata. Memoirs of the University of California 5: i-viii, 1-562.
Description: Unarmored free-living heterotrophic dinoflagellate. Cells are solitary, not forming chained colonies. The deeply constricted cingulum has a descending left-spiral course, turning 1.5–2 times around cell. The sulcus invades the episome as a wide loop, ending near the apex on the dextro-dorsal surface. The apical groove is circular, encircling the apex and connecting with the anterior sulcus. The surface is covered by longitudinal equidistant fine striae. The nucleus is enclosed in a distinct perinuclear capsule.
Information contributed by: Emended description provided by Gómez, Richlen & Anderson (2017: 39).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-05-22 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Gómez, F., Richlen, M.L. & Anderson, D.M. (2017). Molecular characterization and morphology of Cochlodinium strangulatum, the type species of Cochlodinium, and Margalefidinium gen. nov. for C. polykrikoides and allied species (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae). Harmful Algae 63: 32–44, 5 figs.
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 May 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2023