Heterocapsa rotundata
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Taxonomic Group: Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 6-9 μm wide x 13-17 μm long (LUMCON Guide); 6-12 μm wide x 8-17 μm long (Dodge 1982)
Key Characteristics: Lightly armored, small, mushroom-shaped cell; epitheca exceeds hypotheca in both length and width; chloroplast number and position variable: two (one band-shaped around epitheca, one in bottom of hypotheca) or a variable number peripherally placed; chloroplasts usually appear very red in epi-fluorescence microscopy
Confused With:
Toxin: None known