Dinophysis sacculus

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Dinophysiales
Family: 
Dinophysaceae
Genus: 
Dinophysis
Species: 
sacculus
Authority: 
Stein 1883
Synonym(s): 
Dinophysis reniformis Schröder 1906
Dinophysis pavillardii Schröder 1906
Dinophysis ventrecta Schiller 1933
Dinophysis phaseola E.S.Silva 1952

Diagnosis

Bloom: No
Toxicity: Yes_DSP (This species has been found to produce okadaic acid)

Type species

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

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type locality: Mediterranean Sea: Adriatic Sea, Quarnero, Italy (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 33)

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)

SYMBIONTS

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Parvilucifera sp. Catalunya Harbor of Tarragona

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