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).