Protoperidinium pentagonum   (Gran, 1902) Balech,  1974 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Peridiniida
Family:Protoperidiniaceae

Description
A large species in which the ventral face is concave and the girdle displaced. The cell has a five-sided appearance but the first apical is clearly four-sided. The spiny cyst mimics the shape of the cell and has a clear girdle and sulcus.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Kerala, Ashtamudi INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• Kerala, Off Ashtamudi INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 09/2003)
• 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • 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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