Ceratium pentagonum

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Taxonomic Group:Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:N/A
Key Characteristics:Body pentagonal with straight sides to epitheca and abruptly forming straight apical horn that can be long or short; body wider than or equal to its length; posterior horns very short, less than length of hypocone body; surface with raised ornamentation
Confused With:Ceratium hircus, which has two even hypothecal horns; Ceratium furca, which is more robust and has two uneven serrated hypothecal horns; Ceratium cf. lineatum, which is more delicate, and has a triangular epitheca that sharply transitions into a fairly long apical horn
Toxin:None known