Dinophysis tripos Gourret 1883

A living cell (BF)

Synonym(s): D. caudata var. tripos (Gourret) Gail 1950

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 100 µm, width 50 µm.

Resting spore:

Note: Toxic

Distinctive features: Hypocone with two ventral projections

Similar species: D. caudata

Distribution: Widely in warm temperate to tropical waters

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.

Larsen, J. & Moestrup, Ø. 1992. Potentially toxic phytoplankton. 2. Genus Dinophysis (Dinophyceae). In: Lindley, J. A. (ed.) ICES Identification leaflets for plankton. International Council for the exploration of the sea, Copenhagen, p. 1-12.

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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