Prorocentrum micans

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Taxonomic Group:Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:20-50 μm wide x 35-70 μm long (Dodge 1982, Horner 2002); 23-35 μm wide x 44-52 μm long (Steidinger & Williams 1970)
Key Characteristics:Pyriform to heart-shaped; broadest near the middle or toward the anterior end (less than 2X long as broad) and in valve view typically with one convex side and one arched side; well developed apical spine
Confused With:Prorocentrum gracile, which has a longer spine with a broader base and a body that is at least 2X long as broad
Toxin:None known