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).

Recent posts

Raphidocystis glabra

after Zlatogursky et al., 2018 Raphidocystis glabra Dürrschmidt, 1985 Diagnosis: Periplast 40-50 μm in diameter; spine-scales 4.6–15 μm; plate-scales 6-7 × 3-3.5 μm; tiny teeth

Read More »

Raphidocystidae

Raphidocystidae Zlatogursky, 2018 Diagnosis: centrohelids with monolayered plate-scales covering cell surface. Plate-scales with a hollow inflected margin. Sometimes trumpet-shaped or tubular spine-scales present, forming an

Read More »

Planhoogenraadia liboica

P. liboica – from Bonnet, 1979 Planhoogenraadia liboica Bonnet, 1979 Diagnosis: . Test relatively flat, with a dorsal convexity. Shell widest in the center. Aperture deep

Read More »

Deharvengia papuensis

Deharvengia papuensis, after Bonnet, 1979 Deharvengia papuensis  Bonnet, 1979 Diagnosis: Theca large, ovoid, very regular, colorless. Elliptical pseudostome bordered by a thick yellowish lip or

Read More »