Gyrodinium spirale (Bergh) Kofoid & Swezy, 1921

  • Class: Dinophyceae
  • Order: Gymnodiniales
  • Family: Gymnodiniaceae
  • Genus: Gyrodinium
  • Species: Gyrodinium spirale

The cells are variable in shape, spindle-shaped, rounded in cross section, the length exceeds the width by 2.5 times. The dorsal side is convex and the abdomen is slightly concave. The epivlva is conical with a rounded tip. Hippo in the initial with parallel sides and flattened to the end.

photo 1 is taken from: Kiselev, IA, 1950. Armored flagellates (Dinoflagellata) of the seas and fresh waters of the USSR. Keys to the fauna of the USSR, Published by the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 280.

Length : 40-200 m
Width : 20-45 m
Depth :
Shape : / two cones
Volume : 8897 - 85042 m3
Surface :
Environment : / marine species
Reproduction :

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Trophic type : / H
Biotope : / plankton
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