Size and Shape:
Large (up to 100
µm) and roughly diamond-shaped. Slightly dorsoventrally
discoid, yellow brown plastids throughout the cell. Sometimes the
plastids are only in the hyptheca due to the nucleus taking up the
features: Has a highly
displaced cingulum, looks like the 'mark of Zorro' has been placed
World wide in estuarine
and neritic waters. Common species, cosmopolitan.
A.J., Schmidt, L.B.,
Mason, L.J., Kempton, J.W., Wilde, S.B., Wolny, J.L., Williams, B.J.,
K.C., Hymel, S.N., Keppler, C.J., and Ringwood, A.H. (2003) Harmful
blooms in South Carolina residential and golf course ponds. Population
and Environment. 24: 387-413.