Cochlodinium sp.
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Taxonomic Group: Dinoflagellate
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 27-200 μm long (Kofoid and Sweezy 1921); 29-110 μm long (Dodge 1982)
Key Characteristics: Naked cell with cingulum twisted at least 1.5 turns; body sometimes appears twisted due to this cingular torsion; surface may be smooth or less frequently striate; fairly large nucleus situated in central or posterior area of cell; the species reported here contains chloroplasts, but not all genera do
Confused With:
Toxin: None known