Field of Science

Name the Bug # 22

Another ID challenge as a preview for tomorrow's post. I know at least one of my regular readers will be able to get this easily if she sees it, so from her (she knows who she is) I'm going to require a species-level identification or close to. Everyone else, see what you can do:

The figure is in ventral view and the specimen is 130 µm wide. Attribution to follow.

Update: Identity now available here. Figure from Steidinger & Williams (1970).


  1. To my untrained eye this looks very much like a dinophyte.

  2. I second that. Looks like a Dinoflagellate to me.


  3. It seems like a Ceratium sp.

  4. Shit, you HAD to do this the week I lacked internet access -- I knew this one!

    Grrrr...beaten by none other than the apicoplast guy! =P


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