Organism variables

Taxonomic Group:An informal descriptive word describing the general group to which the organism belongs
Trophic Status:Method by which the organism obtains nutrition
Size Range:Where available, size ranges for the organism from published sources or as observed in the LUMCON Guide
Key Characteristics:Taxonomic characteristics of the organism, as compiled from published sources and observations of the LUMCON Phytoplankton Group
Confused With:Comparisons with other organisms
Toxin:Name(s) or class of toxin(s) that have been linked in some way to the organism, either explicitly or by implication; this information could be revised as more research is done in this area, and as toxin detection techniques are improved and expanded; in those instances where an organism is not yet identified to species, we list toxins that have been associated with species within that genus