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Glenodinium girans Penard 1891

Publication details
Glenodinium girans Penard 1891: 53, pl. IV [4]: figs 5-7

Published in: Penard, E. (1891). Les Péridiniacées du Léman. Bulletin des Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 6: 1-63.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Glenodinium is Glenodinium cinctum Ehrenberg.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 469) "Cell discoid (only one seen!), concave ventrally, convex dorsally. Theca of large, thin plates. Cingulum distinct, making only three quarters of a turn and appearing to terminate in a flat ventral area as in Ceratium (a "shield"). The two sides of the sulcus distinct. Chloroplasts absent. Nucleus below a large central vacuole. No eyespot. Length and width: ca. 300 µm! (perhaps a mistake for 30 µm?), thickness ca. 10 µm. Cell movement quick, accompanied by rotation. Penard compares the path of the cingulum with Ceratium and his pl. IV, fig. 6 resembles a Ceratium cell seen from the posterior end. The single cell of G. girans found by Penard may have been a recently germinated cell of Ceratium (the gymnoceratium stage), or perhaps a teratological cell (see Huber & Nipkow 1923). The name was included in a list of uncertain species by Schilling (1913) and it is absent from more recent floras." - (28 Aug 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

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