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Raphidiophrys elegans

Genus Raphidiophrys Archer, 1867, emend. Zlatogursky, 2012

Diagnosis: Centroheliozoa with one type of flattened, tangential siliceous scales surrounded by a broad hollow marginal rim. Scales consisting of upper and lower plates connected by internal radial septa. Spindle-shaped spicules may occur. May form clusters of cells

Type species: Raphidiophrys viridis Archer, 1867

Raphidiophrys scale - Ferry Siemensma
Scale of Raphidiophrys, after Siemensma, 1988

Literature: Siemensma and Roijackers (1988b), Zlatogursky (2012).

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