Peridinium ovatum   (Pouchet) Schutt,  1895; Madhav et al., 2004
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Peridiniida
Family:Peridiniaceae

Description
Diet is general for group, both heterotrophic (eat other organisms) and autotrophic (photosynthetic).
Reproduction is general for group, both sexual and asexual.


Biogeography
• East Coast ( Lat = 10 ) ( Long = 79 ) INDIA (Record date = 01/1999-08/2002 )
• East Coast ( Lat = 21 ) ( Long = 94 ) INDIA (Record date = 01/1999-08/2002 )

Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(known for producing dangerous toxins, particularly when in large numbers, called "red tides" because the cells are so abundant they make water change color. Also they can produce non-fatal or fatal amounts of toxins in predators (particularly shellfish) that may be eaten by humans.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal
Predator:  marine microorganisms and animal larvae

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Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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