Ceratium porrectum   Karsten,  1907 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Peridinea

Robust species. Left contour of epitheca moderate to strongly convex, abruptly drawn out into a robust short anterior horn, which is strikingly broadened at the base and in old, large individuals is beset with toothed ridges; distal portion narrowed. Posterior horns uniformly arched, generally rather short approximately as long or at times longer than cell body, at the apex diverging, parallel to rarely somewhat converging; the right horn usually somewhat slender and shorter. Armour robust with lists and pores and winged lists.

Synonym (s)
Ceratium tripos porrectum Karsten, 1907
Ceratium porrectum f. megasomum Jorgensen, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• South Coast INDIA
• West 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/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Subrahmanyan, R and Sarma, AHV (1960) Studies on the phytoplankton of the west coast of India Part III. Seasonal variation of the phytoplankters and environmental factors Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of fisheries for the Indian council of Agricultural research, Cochin, India 7 (2) 307-336 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1899/1/Article_04.pdf

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