Ceratocorys horrida   Stein,  1883 (Dinoflagellate)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Gonyaulacida
Family:Ceratocoryaceae

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Description
A striking organism from warm water plankton which lives up to its name. This is a gonyaulacoid dinoflagellate in which the epitheca is reduced to a flattened plate but the hypotheca is extended into a variable number of long ridged spines.


Synonym (s)
Ceratocorys hirsuta Matzenauer, 1933
Dinophysis jourdanii Gourret, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Krishnamurthy, K; Santhanam, R and Jothi, K (1977) The Dinophyta from Porto Novo, south India Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fisheries-623520, Tamil Nadu, India 2 64-67 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ananda, K and Sridhar, KR (2004) Diversity of filamentous fungi on decomposing leaf and woody litter of mangrove forests in the southwest coast of India Current Science 87(10) 1431-1437 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Madhav, GV and Kondalarao, B (2004) Distribution of phytoplankton in the coastal waters of east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 33(3) 262-268 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/1678/1/IJMS%2033%283%29%20262-268.pdf
  • Dodge, JD (1985) Atlas of dinoflagellates Farrand Press, London 1-119 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • www.sinicearasy.cz GALERIE Available at - http://galerie.sinicearasy.cz/galerie/
  • Gopinathan, CP (1972) Seasonal abundance of phytoplankton in the Cochin backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India,Cochin 14(2) 568-577 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1566/
  • Banerjee, K; Mitra, A; Majumdar, S; Choudhary, A and Bhattacharyya, DP (2001) Phytoplankton spectrum in Sundarbans Journal of Indian Ocean Studies Society for Indian Ocean Studies, New Delhi, India 9(1) 120-126 Available at - NIO, Goa

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