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Cryptaulax Skuja 1948

Cryptaulax is a family of unplaced Eukaryota. It is a heterotrophic.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/heterotrophy
  • Definition: Deriving energy from consuming organic matter. Pure heterotrophic organisms contain no functioning plastids or photosynthetic pigments, and show evidence for consumption of organic particles or prey. (Barton, AD, Finkel, ZV, Ward, BA, Johns, DG, Follows, MJ. 2013. On the roles of cell size and trophic strategy in North Atlantic diatom and dinoflagellate communities. Limnol. Oceanogr., 58(1), 2013, 254–266. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0254)
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EOL has data for 4 attributes, including:

  • trophic dependence
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/TrophicDependence
    • Definition: Specifies the category of energy source upon which an organism relies for nutritional energy. eg: light, inorganic chemical energy, organic matter, multiple sources.
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    heterotrophic
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/heterotrophy
    • Definition: Deriving energy from consuming organic matter. Pure heterotrophic organisms contain no functioning plastids or photosynthetic pigments, and show evidence for consumption of organic particles or prey. (Barton, AD, Finkel, ZV, Ward, BA, Johns, DG, Follows, MJ. 2013. On the roles of cell size and trophic strategy in North Atlantic diatom and dinoflagellate communities. Limnol. Oceanogr., 58(1), 2013, 254–266. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0254)
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