Heterocapsa triquetra

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Peridiniales
Family: 
Heterocapsaceae
Genus: 
Heterocapsa
Species: 
triquetra
Authority: 
(Ehrenberg) Stein 1883
Synonym(s): 
Basionym: Glenodinium triquetrum Ehrenberg
Properidinium heterocapsa (Stein) Meunier 1919
Peridinium triquetra (Ehrenbourg) Lebour 1925
Peridinium triquetrum Schiller 1937

Diagnosis

Bloom: Yes
Toxicity: No

Etymology

Adjective (Latin), having three acute angles.

Type species

This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Heterocapsa.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type locality: Baltic Sea

Ecology

Substrate: planktonic
Sociability: solitary
Salinity: marine
Salinity: variable (estuary)
pH: neutral

Feeding: Photosynthetic

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month

Reproduction_mode: asexual_binary

Feeding behaviour

Photosynthetic

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

Observation site(s)

Observation site(s)

HOSTS

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Acanthochiasma sp. Villefranche Bay Villefranche-sur-mer

SYMBIONTS

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Amoebophrya ceratii-Clade-14 Penzé estuary
Amoebophrya ceratii-Clade-33 Kusuan
Parvilucifera infectans Kristineberg Marine Research Station
Parvilucifera infectans Penzé estuary
Parvilucifera infectans Rance estuary
Parvilucifera rostrata Penzé estuary

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