Organism Variables
Taxonomic Group: An informal descriptive word describing the general group to which the organism belongs
Trophic Status: Method by which the organism obtains nutrition
Size Range: Where available, size ranges for the organism from published sources or as observed in the LUMCON Guide
Key Characteristics: Taxonomic characteristics of the organism, as compiled from published sources and observations of the LUMCON Phytoplankton Group
Confused With: Comparisons with other organisms
Toxin: Name(s) or class of toxin(s) that have been linked in some way to the organism, either explicitly or by implication; this information could be revised as more research is done in this area, and as toxin detection techniques are improved and expanded; in those instances where an organism is not yet identified to species, we list toxins that have been associated with species within that genus