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Taxonomic Group: Euglenophyceae
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 12-115 μm long (marine species) (Tomas 1997), sizes depending upon species
Key Characteristics: Most all species are solitary, motile cells that can contract and expand; shape and number of chloroplasts vary with species; red body or eye spot near the round apex of the cell; cell surface often visibly striated; often lose flagella when preserved
Confused With:
Toxin: None known