Gymnodinium abbreviatum Kofoid et Swezy 1921

A = A living cell at three focal planes (BF); B = A living cell with mammilated surface, dorsal view; C = Lower focal planes with girdle and sulcus. (B&C=DIC)

Synonym(s): ?Gymnodinium gracile Bergh 1881

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Length 85-129 µm, width 50-75 µm.

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Mammilated surface and shape

Similar species: Gymnodinium achromaticum


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

Kofoid, C. A. & Swezy, O.1921. The free-living unarmored Dinoflagellata. Mem.Univ.California. 5: 1-564

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