Tripos muelleri

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Gonyaulacales
Family: 
Ceratiaceae
Genus: 
Tripos
Species: 
muelleri
Authority: 
(Bory de Saint-Vincent in J.V.Lamouroux et al. 1824) Gómez 2013
Synonym(s): 
Cercaria tripos O.F.Müller 1776
Peridinium tripos (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg 1834
Ceratophorus tripos (O.F.Müller) Diesing 1850
Ceratium tripos
Neoceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) F.Gómez, D.Moreira & P.López-Garcia 2010

Diagnosis

Tripos: Marine thecate dinoflagellate dorso-ventrally compressed, depressed ventral area and up to three horns. Gonyaulacaleans with two cingular plates in dorsal view.

Etymology

Tripos: From the ancient Greek τρίπους (tripous), three-footed seat, tripod. Muelleri: Noun (singular possessive) (Latinised), honouring a person with the surname Müller.

Type species

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

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type_locality: in sea between Denmark and Norway

Ecology

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

Feeding: Photosynthetic

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month

Reproduction_mode: asexual

Feeding behaviour

Photosynthetic

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

Attached phylogeny

Observation site(s)

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