Raphidiopsis curvata
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Taxonomic Group: Cyanobacteria
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: N/A
Key Characteristics: Chains with terminal cells that taper to a point; only vegetative cells and akinetes (which are always near the middle of the chain, never terminal) are present, no heterocytes
Confused With: A Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii chain that has lost its terminal heterocytes
Toxin: Cylindrospermopsin