Podolampas bipes

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Peridiniales
Family: 
Podolampidae
Genus: 
Podolampas
Species: 
bipes
Authority: 
Stein 1883

Diagnosis

P. bipes and P. bipes var reticulata always contained autofluorescent endocytobionts, which were interpreted as dinoflagellate chloroplasts by former investigations based on light microscopy. Ultrastructural details of the endocytobionts show that they belong to the class Dictyochophyceae (Heterokontophyta), most probably to the order Pedinellales.

Body_length: 80-115 µm
Body_dorsoventral: 43-56 µm
Body_length_appendage: 26-31 µm
Toxicity: No

Type species

This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Podolampas.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type_illustration: In STEIN (1883),Pl. 8, Figs. 6,7.
Type_locality: Quarnero (northwestern Mediterranean Sea) (Gómez et al. 2010: 312).

Ecology

Substrate: planktonic
Sociability: solitary
Salinity: marine
pH: neutral

Feeding: photosynthetic
Feeding: oligatory phototrophic endosymbiontes

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month
Reproduction_mode: asexual

Feeding behaviour

Photosynthetic
Phototrophic endosymbiontes

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

Attached phylogeny

Observation site(s)

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