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Records of Ceratoperidinium Margalef (Dinophyceae) from the Mediterranean Sea

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ABSTRACT. – Records of dinoflagellates of the rare genus Ceratoperidinium Margalef ex Loeblich III are reported from the Mediterranean Sea. C. yeye Margalef was collected from the Bay of Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Is.) and C. cf. yeye from the Alborán Sea. From the Lebanese coastal waters, C. yeye was also reported and C. mediterraneum Abboud-Abi Saab. Other taxon, Ceratoperidinium sp., characterised by a distinct elongate apical process, is reported from the Bay of Palma de Mallorca. These species were collected from neritic and epipelagic waters and usually associated with phytoplankton post-bloom conditions.

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