Sinophysis canaliculata

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Dinophysiales
Family: 
Dinophysaceae
Genus: 
Sinophysis
Species: 
canaliculata
Authority: 
J.-P.Quod, L.Ten-Hage, J.Turquet, G.Mascarell & Couté 1999

Diagnosis

Quod et al, 1999 : Non photosynthetic organism, cell circular to subcircular in lateral view ; 45- 57 micrometers long ; 37-51 micrometers wide. Cell laterraly compressed. Small epitheca ; large hypotheca. Right hypothecal plate convex with 56-635 areolate. Left hypothecal palte concave with 868-929 areolae and a narrow thecal cut situated  in the middle of the plate and parallel to the anteroposteror axis. Sulcus as long as two thirds of the cell length. 

Etymology

Adjective (Latin), canaliculate, with a longitudinal channel or groove (Stearn 1973).

Type species

The type species (holotype) of the genus Sinophysis is Sinophysis microcephala D.Nie & C.-C.Wang.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type locality : St Leu reef, La Réunion ISland, France

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