Peridinium brevipes   Paulsen  1908 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Myzozoa
Class: Peridinea
Order:Peridiniida
Family:Peridiniaceae

Description
Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.


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Common Name (s)
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
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarban Estuary INDIA (Record: 04/1995-01/1998)

Literature Source(s)
  • Banerjee, A (1999) Certain aspects of ecological preferences of plankton of Sunderban Estuary, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 41(1&2) 107-110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-02-08

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