Telonema antarcticum Thomsen ex Klaveness, Shalchian-Tabrizi, Thomsen, Eikrem & Jakobsen 2005

Publication Details
Telonema antarcticum Thomsen ex Klaveness, Shalchian-Tabrizi, Thomsen, Eikrem & Jakobsen 2005: 2603, fig. 1c [iconotype]

Published in: Klaveness, D., Shalchian-Tabrizi, K., Thomsen, H.A., Eikrem, W. & Jakobsen, K.S. (2005). Telonema antarcticum sp. nov., a common marine phagotrophic flagellate. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55: 2596-2604.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Telonema is Telonema subtile Griessmann.

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

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cell ovoid to pyriform, 8-16 x 6-12 ┬Ám, with two subequal flagella significantly longer than the cell length. Swimming may be slow and wiggling while the flagella are directed backwards, or a rapid movement with rotation while flagella are directed forward and laterally. Cell surface dimpled by inclusions in alveoli

Created: 15 November 2011 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 March 2014

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 March 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 April 2024

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