Protoperidinium oceanicum   (VanHoffen, 1897) Balech,  1974 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Peridiniida
Family:Protoperidiniaceae

Description
A very large warm-water species which, as its name implies, is found in oceanic plankton. It has an ortho first apical plate and rather smooth plate surfaces.


Synonym (s)
Peridinium oceanicum Vanhoffen, 1897

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Kerala, Vaadi INDIA
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Punnapra INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Kodikkal INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kaduviyar estuary INDIA (Record: 10/2005-09/2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi INDIA (Record: 09/2003, 04/2004)
• Kerala, Off Ashtamudi INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• Karnataka, Netravati INDIA (Record: 04/2004)
• Karnataka, Off Netravati INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

Literature Source(s)
  • R, Jyothibabu Ecobiogeography, spatial and temporal variations of microzooplankton along the east coast of India (Ph. D thesis) 235 pp Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Available at - http://www.serc.si.edu
  • Kannan, L and Vasantha, K (1992) Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density Hydrobiologia Springer 247 77-86 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00008206
  • Sanilkumar, M G; Dr.Joseph, K J; Dr. Saramma, A V (2009) Planktonic Microalgae Microalgae in the Southwest Coast of India 34-114 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/1922
  • Perumal, NV; Rajkumar, M; Perumal, P and Rajasekar, KT (2009) Seasonal variations of plankton diversity in the Kaduviyar estuary, Nagapattinam, southeast coast of India Journal of Environmental Biology Academy of Environmental Biology 30(6) 1035-1046 Available at - www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200911_nov09/paper_19.pdf
  • Anantharaman, P; Thirumaran, G; Arumugam, R; Kannan, RR; Hemalatha, A; Kannathasan, A; Sampathkumar, P and Balasubramanian, T (2010) Monitoring of Noctiluca bloom in Mandapam and Keelakarai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Recent Research in Science and Technology 2(10) 51-58 Available at - http://recent-science.com/article/viewFile/4386/2174
  • Jyothibabu, R; Devi, CRA; Madhu, NV; Sabu, P; Jayalakshmy, KV; Jacob, J; Habeebrehman, H; Prabhakaran, MP; Balasubramanian, T and Nair, KKC (2008) The response of microzooplankton (20-200 μm m) to coastal upwelling and summer stratification in the southeastern Continental Shelf Research Elsevier 28 653-671 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1040
  • Rajkumar, M; Perumal, P; Prabu, VA; Perumal, NV and Rajasekar, KT (2009) Phytoplankton diversity in Pichavaram mangrove waters from south-east coast of India Journal of Environmental Biology Triveni Enterprises 30(4) 489-498 Available at - http://www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200907_jul09/paper_04.pdf
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms3(4)11/4.pdf

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