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Taxon Details

Uroglena Ehrenb. 1834

  • Taxonomic Rank: Genus
  • Taxonomic Status: Accepted
  • Child Taxon: Uroglena volvox Ehrenb. 1934+F305 (Species)

EA Chrysophyte Information

  • Whitton Code: 09540000
  • Shape: Cells rounded to pear-shaped, one flagellum several times longer than the other
  • Ecology: Common in all kind of waters
  • Life forms: Planktonic; Cells at periphery of the colony
  • Distribution: UK, Europe, Western palearctic
  • Measure: Organism-Width: Miniumum 3 Micrometre Maximum 7 Micrometre
  • Measure: Organism-Length: Miniumum 5 Micrometre Maximum 12 Micrometre
  • Notes: Colonies easily broken, cells become deformed in preserved samples