Pterosperma michaelsarsii

  • Pterosperma michaelsarsii (Light microscopy, 100x, Wenche Eikrem)

    Data to be verified

Kingdom
Phylum
Genus
Species
Authority
(Gaarder) Parke & Boalch
Description

The species alter between a phycoma stage with a wall of polygonal ala and motile nano-sized flagellates covered in organic scales. The tall equatorial ala are hyaline and divided into a many polygonal fields.

Size; 14-63 ┬Ám in diameter.

Distribution; Arctic and northern Norway

References

Gaarder, Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.

Observations
Norway
Arctic Regions