Ventral pore

Ventral pore

Research domain


Taxonomic markers



In some dinoflagellate armored species, a ventral pore may be present at the juncture of the first apical plate (1') and an anterior intercalary or another apical plate on the epitheca. Sometimes the pore is in one of the apical plates. The presence of a ventral pore or its placement may be diagnostic for certain species.