Prorocentrum triestinum

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Taxonomic Group:Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:6-11 μm wide x 18-22 μm long (Dodge 1982)
Key Characteristics:Cell rounded at anterior end, pointed at posterior end; body 2X as long as wide; body slightly flattened on one side and more rounded on the other; anterior spine relatively short and thin; cell small, usually less than 30 μm long
Confused With:Prorocentrum gracile, which is much bigger, has a more pointed posterior end, and has a more robust spine
Toxin:None known