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Volumen 42 - Número 1 - 2007

Nuevos registros del dinoflagelado Craspedotella Kofoid, 1905 (Dinophyceae: Noctilucales) en el Océano Pacífico 

Fernando Gómez1


1 Station Marine de Wimereux, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille-Lille1, FRE 2816 ELICO CNRS, 28 avenue Foch, BP 80, F-62930 Wimereux, Francia




Specimens assigned to the dinoflagellate genus Craspedotella Kofoid 1905 are reported for the first time after the initial description in the Eastern Pacific. Craspedotella sp. is composed of a dome with radial fibrils in the lower margin and a broad band at the base with unidentified structures, tentatively pores. Another specimen, identified asCraspedotella cf. pileolus, was smaller than the type species. Other specimens with a conical shape and a pointed apex have been assigned to the genus. The morphological discrepancies in the Kofoid’s description and later by Cachon & Cachon make difficult the identification of Craspedotella pileolus.

Palabras clave: Craspedotella pileolus, Leptodiscus, Leptodiscaceae, Dinophyta, Pacific Ocean




1Laboratorio de Zooplancton, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología,Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. A. P. 70-305, 04510 México, D. F. México
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