Levanderina Ø.Moestrup, P.Hakanen, G.Hansen, N.Daugbjerg & M.Ellegaard, 2014

Holotype species: Levanderina fissa (Levander) Moestrup, Hakanen, Gert Hansen, Daugbjerg & M.Ellegaard

Original publication and holotype designation: Moestrup, O., Hakanen, P., Hansen, G., Daugbjerg, N. & Ellegaard, M. (2014). On Levanderina fissa gen. & comb. nov. (Dinophyceae) (syn. Gymnodinium fissum, Gyrodinium instriatum, Gyr. uncatenum), a dinoflagellate with a very unusual sulcus. Phycologia 53(3): 265-292, 77 figs.

Precise date of publication: 22 May 2014

Description: Unarmoured dinoflagellates with U-shaped apical groove surrounding the cell apex and opening on the ventral side of the cell. Apical groove with three rows of vesicles. Nuclear envelope without vesicular chambers. Nucleus connected to the flagellar apparatus via a finger-like projection. Chloroplasts present. The sulcus divided into an inner tube containing the longitudinal flagellum and an outer, open furrow. Cell division in the motile stage.

Information contributed by: Oriiginal description. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-02-28 by M.D. Guiry.

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

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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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