Tovellia sanguinea Moestrup, Gert Hansen, Daugbjerg, G.Flaim & d'Andrea 2006

Publication Details
Tovellia sanguinea Moestrup, Gert Hansen, Daugbjerg, G.Flaim & d'Andrea 2006: 50, figs 1-38

Published in: Moestrup, O., Hansen, G., Daugbjerg, N., Flaim, G. & d'Andrea, M. (2006). Studies on woloszynskioid dinoflagellates II: On Tovellia sanguinea sp. nov., the dinoflagellate responsible for the reddening of Lake Tovel, N. Italy. European Journal of Phycology 41: 47-65.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Tovellia is Tovellia coronata (Wołoszyńska) Moestrup, K.Lindberg & Daugbjerg.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: Lake Campo, Trentino, Italy; (Moestrup & al. 2006: 50) Type: 2003; C; A-2383 (Moestrup & al. 2006: 50) Notes: Type material: The plastic block containing cells of the strain from which the TEM illustrations have been made, has been deposited at the Botanical Museum, Copenhagen (C) as No. A-2383.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), blood-red (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Cells on average 24 microns long and 19 microns wide. Epicone and hypocone usually more or less conical, almost equal in size. Cingulum displaced about one cingulum width. Cells usually bright red due to the presence of numerous distinctly red-pigmented bodies. Chloroplasts yellow-greenish, radiating from the central part of the cell. Nucleus posterior. A prominent eyespot located next to the sulcus. The amphiesma comprises numerous thin polygonal plates. The anterior ends of the postcingular plates extend into the cingulum. A narrow apical line of plates extends over the anterior part of the cell, approximately in a mid-ventral to mid-dorsal direction. Antapical plate usually hexagonal, sometimes protruding slightly from the cell. Cysts are bright red in colour and typically have bipolar horns and a central constriction (paracingulum), sometimes with knobs along the paracingulum.

Created: 11 September 2006 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 October 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 October 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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