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Amphidinium operculatum

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Amphidinium operculatum was first described in 1859.

Other names A. klebsii (Kofoid & Swezy, 1921)
Seasonal dominance Summer - Fall.
Distribution Mesohaline - Polyhaline.
Description 16-34 um in length, 11-25 um in height. Dorsoventrally compressed, epicone very small, flat with an overhanging lobe.
References Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996 Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R.(ed.) Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. Academic Press, Inc. San Diego, Calif. pages 444-445.

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