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Gambierdiscus

Coolia tropicalis

EMu Holotype Specimen Record

Coolia tropicalis holotype plate


FIGS. 7-11. Scanning Electron micrographs of the surface morphology of Coolia tropicalis sp. nov. FIG. 7. Oblique dorsal view of C. tropicalis shows the apical pore and the equatorially located lipped cingulum. Cell surface is smooth with large scattered pores. FIG. 8. Cell is spherical in equatorial view shoving a deep cingulum and sulcus. Detritus adheres to the epitheca. FIG. 9. Antapical view of a cell show large unequal plates. FIG. 10. Apical pore is a narrow opening located in the epitheca. Fine detrital particles partially cover the thecal surface. FIG. 11. The apical pore is about 7 μm long straight and narrow slits with two supporting costae and evenly spaced round pores. Detritus attached to surface of apical pore plate.
Coolia tropicalis
FIG. 12. Coolia tropicalis sp. nov. A) apical view of epitheca, and B) antapical hypotheca.

Reference: Faust, M.A. 1995. Observation of sand-dwelling toxic dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae) from widely differing sites, including two new species. Journal of Phycology 31: 996-1003.

EMu:HOLOTYPE SEM NEGATIVE #166029; SEM STUB # 166; FIELD # 728-93;ACCESSION # 408431: CATALOG # 997; FIGURE # 7.

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