Alexandrium affine

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Gonyaulacales
Family: 
Goniodomataceae
Genus: 
Alexandrium
Species: 
affine
Authority: 
(H. Inoue & Y. Fukuyo) Balech
Synonym(s): 
Basionym: Protogonyaulax affinis H.Inoue & Y.Fukuyo

Etymology

Adjective B (Latin), neighbouring, allied to, akin to (Stearn 1973).

Type species

The type species (holotype) of the genus Alexandrium is Alexandrium minutum Halim.

Ecology

Substrate: planktonic
Sociability: solitary
Salinity: marine
pH: neutral

Feeding: Photosynthetic

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month

Reproduction_mode: asexual_binary
Reproduction_mode: sexual_heterothallic
Resting_stage: cysts_sexual
Resting_stage: cysts_asexual

Feeding behaviour

Photosynthetic

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

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