Ceratium geniculatum   (Lemmermann, 1900) Cleve,  1911 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Peridinea

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Epitheca, in ventral view, in front of transverse furrow first narrowed a little with concave sides, then somewhat inflated and widened and in the upper third suddenly drawn into an apical horn. Body cross section three-sided brought about by three large longitudinal ridges which are frequently less developed in young individuals and, therefore, easily over looked. Left posterior horn very robust, twice bent, first ventrally and to the right, then dorsally and to the left. Right posterior horn straight at least five times shorter than the left.

Synonym (s)
Ceratium fusus var. geniculatum Lemmermann, 1900
Ceratium tricarinatum Kofoid, 1907

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• South Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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/
  • Asian Natural Environmental Science Center The University of Tokyo, Japan Available at - http://dinos.anesc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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