Dinophysis acuta

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Dinophysiales
Family: 
Dinophysaceae
Genus: 
Dinophysis
Species: 
acuta
Authority: 
Ehrenberg 1839

Diagnosis

Bloom:No
Toxicity: Yes_DSP (Toxic species which produces okadaic acid and Dinophysistoxin-1)

Etymology

Adjective A (Latin), acute, pointed; i.e. narrowing gradually and making an angle of less than 90° (Stearn 1973).

Type species

The type species (holotype) of the genus Dinophysis is Dinophysis acuta Ehrenberg.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type locality: Mediterranean Sea: Gulf of Lion, France (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 25)

Ecology

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

Feeding: Kleptoplastidy
Feeding: Predatory

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month

Reproduction_mode: asexual_binary

Feeding behaviour

kleptoplastidy
Predatory

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

Attached phylogeny

Observation site(s)

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