Ceratium pentagonum [Status Unaccepted]   Gourret,  1883 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Gonyaulacida
Family:Ceratiaceae

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Description
Large cell with broad pentagonal central body. Epithecal shoulders angular and abruptly forming straight apical horn. Hypothecal horns almost parallel; extend beyond posterior margin. Apical horn can be short or long. Surface with raised ornamentation.


Synonym (s)
Ceratium subrobustum (Jorgensen) Steemann Nielsen, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.28) (Long: 86.70) INDIA (Record: 2005)
• Karnataka, Old Port of Mangalore (Lat: 12.86) (Long: 74.88) INDIA (Record: 28/12/2005 - 13/01/2006)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • Naik, S; Acharya, BC and Mohapatra, A (2009) Seasonal variations of phytoplankton in Mahanadi estuary, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 38(2) 184-190 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/4669/1/IJMS%2038%282%29%20184-190.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Plankton*Net Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10013/de.awi.planktonnet
  • Steidinger, KA and Tangen, K (1997) Dinoflagellates Identifying marine phytoplankton Academic Press, San Diego, USA 387-584 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Harnstrom, k; Karunasagar, I and Godhe, A (2009) Phytoplankton species assemblages and their relationship to hydrographic factors-a study at the old port in Mangalore, coastal Arabian sea Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 38(2) 224-234 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/4673
  • 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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