Ceratium humile   Jorgensen,  1911 (Dinoflagellate)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Gonyaulacida
Family:Ceratiaceae

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Description
Large species but horns short. Epitheca low; hypotheca up to double the height of epitheca. Posterior contour strongly convex, and therefore, more or less bulged. Anterior horn almost uniformly broad, at base slightly broader,very short in cases of chain formation or many times longer than the body. Left posterior horn similarly short, frequently slightly longer than the body, up to one and half times, at base almost perpendicular or a little forward directed, beautifully arched. Right posterior horn significantly longer, slightly arched, right from base directed forwards. The apices of apical and right horn covers a little, those of apical and left horn more or less diverge. Cell concave and posterior horns appear shifted out of ventral side. Older individuals with sculptured wall, beset with humps and lists.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• East Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Sumatra INDONESIA
• 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/
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Available at - http://www.serc.si.edu
  • 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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