Pronoctiluca (= Pelagorhynchus marinus Pavillard, 1917). Cells are 35-45 microns, nose flexible but cannot be retracted, that it has a thick flexible theca, inclusions of various sizes, and a large anterior nucleus, encysts but does so without loosing flagella. Sournia argues this is Pronoctiluca, a common dinoflagellate. This is one of about 700 species of heterotrophic flagellates reported from marine environments. This information has been compiled by Won Je Lee (then of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, A Image copyright: Won-Je Lee, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Heterotrophic flagellates of marine habitats
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