Noctiluca sp.

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Taxonomic Group:Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status:Phagotrophic
Size Range:200-2000 μm diameter (Dodge 1982); 200-1000 μm diameter (Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics:Large unarmored sub-spherical to kidney-shaped inflated cell, not differentiated into epitheca and hypotheca; cingulum not discernible but sulcusis well developed as an oral groove; chloroplasts absent; cell with a striated tentacle; bioluminescent
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Toxin:Unknown