Tetraparma catinifera

Classification: non_cocco -> Parmales -> Tetraparma -> Tetraparma catinifera
Sister taxa: T. catinifera, T. gracilis, T. insecta, T. pelagica, T. silverae, T. trullifera, T. sp.,


Citation: Tetraparma catinifera Konno, Ohira, Komuro, Harada & Jordan 2007
Rank: species
Basionym: Tetraparma catinifera Konno, Ohira, Komuro, Harada, Jordan 2007

Morphology remarks: Cells solitary, spherical. Papillae usually present, ca.6-12 papillae/μm. Plates usually with radially arranged papillae between the slit-like areolae, and one or more concentric rows of papillae along the top of a raised marginal rim. Plates with small central papilla, but no central mound. [Konno et al. 2007]

Size: Cells 2.7-3.3μm in diameter. Shield plates ca.1.7-2.4μm in diameter, with a wall-like plate margin. Triradiate girdle plates, arms ca.1.3-1.5μm long (measured along the dorso-ventral plane, from end to central papilla). Arms of dorsal plate, ca.1.0-1.4μm long. Ventral plate ca.1.6μm in diameter.[Konno et al. 2007]

Ecology & Biogeography: This species has mostly been recorded in the subarctic Pacific, but also occurs in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada (Bérard-Therriault et al., 1999, p.246, pl.113, figs a, e) and in the Chukchi Sea (this study). [Konno et al. 2007]

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Konno et al. 2007
First occurrence (base): within no known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source: Konno et al. 2007


Konno, S.; Ohira, R.; Komuro, C.; Harada, N. & Jordan, R.W., (2007). Six new taxa of subarctic Parmales (Chrysophyceae). Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 29(2): 108-128.


Tetraparma catinifera compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 15-12-2018

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