Gymnodinium palustriforme Gert & Flaim
Gymnodinium palustriforme Gert Hansen & Flaim 2007: 113, fig. 6 A-D
Published in: Hansen, G. & Flaim, G. (2007). Dinoflagellates of the Trentino Province, Italy. Journal of Limnology 66: 107-141.
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This is a freshwater species.
The cell is elliptical or ovoid and dorso-ventrally flattened. The episome is bell-shaped and longer than the hemispherical hyposome. The submedian cingulum is not or only slightly displaced. The sulcus is narrow and deep but widens slightly before reaching the antapex. It continues in a straight manner a little over halfway onto the episome and then transforms into a 'fishhookshaped' apical groove that partly encircles the cells apex. The yellowish green chloroplast(s) is somewhat irregularly shaped and radiating from the central part of the cell towards the surface. The rounded nucleus is situated in the episome. No eyespot is present. Length: c. 35 m, width c. 25 µm (small cells: 22 µm x 17 µm).
Type locality: Lake Tovel, Italy (Hansen & Flaim 2007: 113). Notes: Holotypus: Figs 6B, C.
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, -560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.
Thessen, A.E., Patterson, D.J. & Murray, S.A. (2012). The taxonomic significance of species that have only been observed once: The genus Gymnodinium (Dinoflagellata) as an example. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44015.
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