Lingulodinium polyedrum
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Taxonomic Group: Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 30-51.3 μm wide x 30-43.7 μm long (LUMCON Guide); 42-54 μm diameter (Dodge 1982, Horner 2002)
Key Characteristics: Cell polyedral-shaped, without antapical spines or horns; heavily armored with distinct ridges along the main sutures; cingulum median and excavated; U-shaped nucleus is situated across the center of the cell; chloroplasts present; highly luminescent
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Toxin: Yessotoxins