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Prorocentrum reticulatum

EMu Holotype Specimen Record

Prorocentrum reticulatum holotype plate

Figs. 13-15. . Prorocentrum reticulatum sp. nov. FIG.13. Right valve view of periflagellar area. Cells are oval. The valve surface is reticulated. FIG.14. A network of ridges with alternating depres¬sions ornaments the valve surface. The anterior end of the left valve is flat. The periflagellar area is set in a narrow V-shaped depression with raised margin. A narrow apical collar (arrow¬heads) wraps around the flagellar pore (F) and auxiliary pore (A). The longitudinal flagellum emerges from the flagellar pore (arrow). FIG.15. Reticulae are a network of ridges with round to oval depressions, and at the center a narrow, kidney-shaped opening (arrows). Some bacteria (arrowheads) are attached to the valve surface.

Reference: Faust, M.A. 1997. Three new benthic species of Prorocentrum (Dinophyceae) from Belize. Journal of Phycology 33: 851-858.

EMu: HOLOTYPE SEM negative #209017; SEM Stub #209; FIELD # 1041-96; ACCESSION # 202408;CATALOG # 1425; FIGURE #13.



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