C. cyathophora sp. nov. is described based on EM examination of shadowcast whole mounts. The water samples yielding this new species originate from the western Baltic, the Great Belt and the southern Kattegat, Denmark, in October 1975 and June 1976. The subspherical cell possesses 2 smooth flagella and a short coiling haptonema. The cell surface is covered by 2 layers of scales. The inner scales are circular, flat, with very fine concentric ridges on the distal surfaces. The outer scales are narrow cylinders, without any conspicuous ornamentation but with a characteristic decrease in wall thickness 2/3 from the base.
|Publication status||Published - 1979|