Peridinium reticulatum Claparède & Lachmann 1859

Protoceratium reticulatum (Claparède & Lachmann) Bütschli

Current name: Protoceratium reticulatum (Claparède & Lachmann) Bütschli
Live cell. The girdle can be found offset by about one girdle width in this species. Note the rugose surface.Robin Raine (

Publication Details
Peridinium reticulatum Claparède & Lachmann 1859: 405, pl. 20: fig. 3

Published in: Claparède, É. & Lachmann, J. (1859). Études sur les infusoires et les rhizopodes. Mémoires de l'Institut National Genevois 6: 261-482.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Peridinium is Peridinium cinctum (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Protoceratium reticulatum (Claparède & Lachmann) Bütschli.

Type Information
Type locality: Norway: Bergen fjord; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), reticulate, netted, marked with a network (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 01 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 31 May 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 31 May 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 April 2024

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