Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 6 - Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Vol. 6: Dinophyceae

  • Øjvind Moestrup
  • António J. Calado

Part of the Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa book series (414, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 13-26
    3. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 27-36
    4. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 37-38
    5. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 39-46
    6. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 47-49
  3. Taxonomic treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-56
    2. Øjvind Moestrup, António J. Calado
      Pages 57-451
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 453-561

About this book


This volume covers the freshwater dinoflagellates of the world and comprises 350 species.

It serves as a reference work for identifying dinoflagellates from fresh water by providing keys, detailed descriptions, and illustrations for all described species. The original descriptions have been consulted, and the original drawings, combined in many cases with more recent figures, have been used as the basis for the illustrations of the species. The introduction includes chapters on the history of dinoflagellate research, cell structure, ecology (by K. Rengefors and A. Kremp) and cell culturing (by G. Hansen).

Taxonomic studies of dinoflagellates began at the time of early light microscopists, and modern studies have shown that long-held views on the taxonomy are often unsatisfactory. Two new orders, Amphidiniales and Tovelliales, three new families, Amphidiniaceae, Gyrodiniaceae and Sphaerodiniaceae, and two new genera, Matvienkoella and Speroidium, are proposed. Seven new species and one new variety are described. Five new names and 79 new combinations are established.

The authors

Øjvind Moestrup – Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main field of research is on the diversity, ultrastructure and phylogeny of algae, microscopic species in particular, freshwater as well as marine species.

António José Calado – Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. His main field of research is on the feeding mechanisms, fine structure (particularly the flagellar and pusular apparatuses), life cycle strategies and character evolution in dinoflagellates.


lifecycle Dinoflagellata fresh water biology ecology of fresh water dinoflagellates distribution toxic fresh water dinoflagellates Dinophyceae classification of fresh water dinoflagellates

Authors and affiliations

  • Øjvind Moestrup
    • 1
  • António J. Calado
    • 2
  1. 1.Biologisk InstitutUniversity of CopenhagenKøbenhavn KDenmark
  2. 2.Departamento de BiologiaUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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