Apodinium chattoni

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Family: 
Apodinidae
Genus: 
Apodinium
Species: 
chattoni
Authority: 
Cachon & Cachon 1973
Synonym(s): 
Parapodinium chattoni Cachon 1964

Diagnosis

Diagnosis_Genus: Apodinium Chatton 1907. Ectoparasite of appendicularians, attached by a peduncle. Sporogenesis occurs during the trophont stage by palisporogenesis.
Diagnosis_Species: Apodinium chattoni Cachon & Cachon 1973. Type host: Fritillaria pellucida, fixed on the tail.

Etymology

Chattoni: In honor of Edouard Chatton, who described the genus Apodinium and numerous other dinoflagellate parasites.

Type species

The type species for the genus is Apodinium mycetoides.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type host: Fritillaria pellucida
Type locality: Banyuls-sur-mer (France)

Ecology

Substrate: epizoic
Salinity: marine

Life cycle

Generation: <1 month
Reproduction_mode: asexual
Symbiont: horizontal

Feeding behaviour

Parasitism
Osmotrophy

Observation site(s)

HOSTS

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Fritillaria pellucida Banyuls-sur-mer

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