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This species lacks thecal plates (i.e. It is athecate). Cells are ovoid and lack dorso-ventral compression. A well-defined apical groove is present ventrally on the anterior of the cell. It is usually photosynthetic and contains several chloroplasts, it may occasionally resort to feeding on smaller species (Li et al. 2000).

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Source: Harmful Phytoplankton Project

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