Cymatodiscus N.I.Hendey, 1958
Holotype species: Cymatodiscus planetophorus (F.Meister) Hendey
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Cells solitary. Valves elliptic, slightly bent on the long axis throwing the valve face into two planes; central area of the valve face strongly depressed, furnished with large scattered papillose puncta. Beyond the central area the puncta are irregularly crowded into radiating striae, decreasing in size as they approach the margin. Margin furnished with processes, 1-2 at each pole and 2 on one rim about equidistant from the terminal puncta. Until EM studies of Cymatodiscus are completed, it is not possible to place this genus in its correct suborder. This rarely reported taxon has been recorded in the plankton from Saigon and on artifical substrates from the West African coast.
Information contributed by: M.C. Amspoker. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 31 May 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 02 November 2003 by M.D. Guiry
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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 19 September 2019.