Dinophysis dens Pavillard 1915

A living cell (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 45-59 µm, width 30 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: Probably part in the life history of D. acuta (Mackenzie 1992)

Distinctive features: The shape of hypocone

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.

Hansen, G. & Larsen, J. 1992. Dinoflagellater i danske farvande. In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 45-155.

MacKenzie, L. 1992. Does Dinophysis (Dinophyceae) have a sexual life cycle. Journal of Phycology. 28: 399-406.

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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