BALANIGER balticus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) is described on the basis of EM of shadow-cast whole mounts, prepared from water samples collected in Oct. 1975 at localities in the western Baltic. The saddle-shaped cell has 2 smooth flagella and a short haptonema. The cell surface is covered with oval organic scales supporting calcified pyramid-like structures. Confirmation of the calcification of the periplast has been achieved by applying an X-ray analytical electron probe to 1 of the specimens observed. The salinity range of B. balticus indicates that this species may be reckoned among the very limited number of coccolithophorids which prefer brackish water.
|Journal||Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 1978|