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Prorocentrum minimum

Fast Fact:

The highest recorded concentration of this species was found in the Wicomico River on March 2, 1982 (841,455 / ml).  Most recently high concentrations have been observed during late May 2003 in the Lower Patuxent River at Jack’s Bay (234,000 cells/ml) and St. Thomas Creek (up to 186,570 cells/ml).

Other names P. marie-lebourae (Park & Ballantine, 1957) Loeblich III 1970;
P. triangulatum
Martin 1929; Exuviaella mariae-Lebouriae (Dodge, 1982)
Seasonal dominance Spring

Distribution Mesohaline.
Description 13-25um long, 12-22um wide.
References Campbell, P. H. 1973. The Phytoplankton of Gales Creek with emphasis on the Taxonomy and Ecology of Estuarine Phytoflagellates. University Microfilms, Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor Michigan, USA page 118.

Dodge, J.D. 1982. Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London.

Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996 Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R.(ed.) Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. Academic Press, Inc. San Diego, Calif. page 422-425.

Wood, E. J. F. 1968. Dinoflagellates of the Caribbean Sea and Adjacent Areas. University of Miami Press, Coral Gables Florida. page 123.

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