Ceratium inflatum [Status Unaccepted]   (Kofoid, 1907) Jorgensen,  1911 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Peridinea

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Epitheca and hypotheca little differentiated in size. Epitheca rather broad, however, much longer than broad, quickly transists into apical horn which, therefore appears deposited. Apical horn at first uniformly broad, towards apex narrowed a little, dorsally somewhat bent. Hypotheca broader than long, narrowed towards posterior; left horn very long, robust, distal dorsally strongly arched. Right horn very small, thin and pointed. Usually cell wall at no place thickened; however, at times, the curvatures on concave sides thickened.

Synonym (s)
Ceratium pennatum f. inflata Kofoid, 1907
fusus var. concavum Gourret, 1883
Ceratium nipponicum Okamura, 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Red Sea
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • Reddell, JR and Cokendolpher, JC (1995) Catalogue, bibliography, and generic revision of the order Schizomida (Arachnida) Texas Memorial Museum Publication 170 pp
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • Khan, MAA; Fincham, AA and Mahmood, N (1980) A new species of Palaemon (Decapoda: Caridea) from Bangladesh Journal of Natural History 14(1) 85-89 Available at - Zoological Records (Bangladesh)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Subrahmanyan, R (1968) The Dinophyceae of the Indian seas Memoir II, Part I Marine Biological Association of India, India 118 pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2446/
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Available at - http://www.serc.si.edu
  • 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

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