Gymnodinium rubrum Kofoid et Swezy 1921

A = Ventral view with sulcus and girdle; B-D = Nucleus in the middle of cell. Observe the thick double nuclear membrane. (BF)

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Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 65-80 (145) µm.

Resting spore:

Note: The form of the cell is very variable

Distinctive features: The nucleus has a characteristic double-membrane

Similar species:

Distribution: Pacific, Skagerrak, Kattegat

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.

Kofoid, C. A. & Swezy, O. 1921. The free-living unarmored dinoflagellates. Mem. Univ. California. 5: 1-562

Schiller, J. 1933. Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae) in monographischer Behandlung. Teil 1. In Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen-Flora. 10, III: 617 pp.

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