Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960

A = Cell; B&C = 1'-plate with ventral pore(=arrow). A-C DIC, D=Cyst (BF) (courtesy of Anna Godhe)

Synonym(s): Alexandrium ibericum Balech 1985

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 17-29 µm.

Resting spore: +

Note: Toxic

Distinctive features: Characteristic 1'-plate with ventral pore, narrow 6''

Similar species: A. angustitabulatum

Distribution: Widely

Balech, E. 1989. Redescription of Alexandrium minutum Halim (Dinophyceae) type species of the genus Alexandrium. Phycologia. 28: 206-211.

Bolch, C. J., Blackburn, S.I., Cannon, J.A. & Hallegraeff, G.M. 1991. The resting cyst of the red-tide dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Phycologia., 30: 215-219.

Steidinger, K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.

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