Scrippsiella trochoidea   (Stein) Balech ex Loeblich III,  1965 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Peridinea

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it is both a heterotrophic (eat other organisms) as well as a autotrophic (photosynthetic) species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.

Synonym (s)
Calciodinellum faeroense (Paulsen, 1905) Havskum, 1991
Glenodinium acuminatum Jorgensen, 1899
Glenodinium trochoideum Stein, 1883
(Homotypic synonym)
Peridinium faeroense Paulsen, 1905
(Heterotypic synonym)
Peridinium trochoideum (Stein, 1883) Lemmermann, 1910
(Homotypic synonym)
Scrippsiella faeroensis (Paulsen, 1905) Balech et Oliveira-Soares, 1967
Scrippsiella faeronese Dickensheets & Cox,
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(It is 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.)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae.


• Karnataka, Old Port of Mangalore (Lat: 12.86) (Long: 74.88) INDIA (Record: 28/12/2005 - 13/01/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • Harnstrom, k; Karunasagar, I and Godhe, A (2009) Phytoplankton species assemblages and their relationship to hydrographic factors-a study at the old port in Mangalore, coastal Arabian sea Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 38(2) 224-234 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

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