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A NEW HELICOSPHAERA-SYRACOLITHUS COMBINATION COCCOSPHERE (HAPTOPHYTA) FROM THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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  • Received 27 March 2008. Accepted 26 January 2009.

Abstract

A new combination coccosphere of the heterococcolithophore Helicosphaera wallichii (Lohman 1902) Okada and McIntyre 1977 and holococcolithophore Syracolithus ponticuliferus (Kamptner 1941) Kleijne and Jordan 1990 is documented. This combination coccosphere was observed within a rich and diverse assemblage collected during late summer at a 20 m water depth from the NW Mediterranean Sea.

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