Duboscquella tintinnicola

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Family: 
Duboscquellidae
Genus: 
Duboscquella
Species: 
tintinnicola
Authority: 
Lohmann 1908, Chatton 1920, emend. Coats & Bachvaroff 2012
Synonym(s): 
Sporocysts of Cyttarocylis helix Laackmann, 1908 (p. 14; Fig 17--21; 34, 35, 37--39)
Macrospores of Cyttarocylis helix Laackmann, 1908 (p. 14--15; Fig. 21)
Gymnodinium tintinnicola Lohmann, 1908 (p. 296--297, Fig. 6a--c)
Non spores and embryos of Dictyocysta cassis and Codonella campanella Haeckel, 1873
Non sporocyst of Tintinnopsis campanula Laackmann, 1908 (Fig. 33)
Non “Gymnodinien parasite” of Favella ehrenbergii Duboscq and Collin, 1910
Non Duboscquella tintinnicola Hofker, 1931 (p. 357, 358, Fig 61, 62, 65)

Diagnosis

Diagnosis_Genus: Duboscquella Chatton, 1920, emend. Coats & Bachvaroff 2012. Duboscquellidae ectoparasitic on tintinnids. Trophont lacking flagella, cingulum, and sulcus; developing food vacuole during prolonged feeding. Tomont and sporocytes without double outer membrane or cyst wall. Dinokont spores with transverse flagellum set in cingulum; longitudinal flagellum extending posteriad from sulcus.

Diagnosis_Species: Duboscquella tintinnicola Lohmann, 1908, Chatton, 1920, emend. Coats & Bachvaroff 2012. Aplastidic dinospores 17--20 by 10--12 µm numbering approximately 10--24, with rounded episome and deeply cut, bi-lobed hyposome. Lacking conspicuous eyespot at base of flagella.

Body_spores_length: 17-20 µm
Body_spores_wide: 10-12 µm

Type species

This is the type species of the genus.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type host: Tintinnopsis nucula (now considered a species of Stenosemella, possibly S. nivalis).

Ecology

Substrate: epizoic
Salinity: marine
pH: neutral

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month
Reproduction_mode: asexual

Symbiont: horizontal

Feeding behaviour

Parasitism
Phagotrophy

Mode of locomotion

Flagellum_spore:2

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