Oxyphysis oxytoxoides

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Taxonomic Group:Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status:Heterotrophic
Size Range:16-24 μm wide x 60-68 μm long (Horner 2002)
Key Characteristics:Armored medium-sized cell that is elongate but length always less than 4 times the width; epitheca not as wide as hypotheca and is asymmetrical with anterior spine; hypotheca with laterally convex sides; cingulum about one third the cell length from the apex
Confused With:Possibly with some species of Oxytoxum
Toxin:None known