Illustration of Prorocentrum minimum (Dinoflagellate) . P. minimum is a bloom-forming planktonic species in temperate, brackish waters to tropical regions; mostly estuarine, but also neritic. Due to its small size, often lost or overlooked in field samples. Cells are active swimmers. P. minimum is a toxic species; it produces venerupin (Hepatotoxin) which has caused shellfish poisoning resulting in gastrointestinal illnesses in humans and a number of deaths.

Prorocentrum minimum (Dinoflagellate)

Illustration of Prorocentrum minimum (Dinoflagellate) . P. minimum is a bloom-forming planktonic species in temperate, brackish waters to tropical regions; mostly estuarine, but also neritic. Due to its small size, often lost or overlooked in field samples. Cells are active swimmers. P. minimum is a toxic species; it produces venerupin (Hepatotoxin) which has caused shellfish poisoning resulting in gastrointestinal illnesses in humans and a number of deaths.

microalgae algae Prorocentrum Dinoflagellate Protozoa Dinophyta Dinophyceae Prorocentrales Prorocentraceae P. minimum

Author(s)Tracey Saxby
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Date Created2004-03-05
AlbumFlora > Microalgae
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