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P. ovatum
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Dinoflagellata
Class: Dinophyceae
Order: Peridiniales[1]
Family: Peridiniaceae[1]
Genus: Peridinium

Peridinium is a genus of motile, marine and freshwater dinoflagellates.[2][3] Their morphology is considered typical of the armoured dinoflagellates, and their form is commonly used in diagrams of a dinoflagellate's structure.[4][2] Peridinium can range from 30-70 μm in diameter, and has very thick thecal plates.[4][2]


Some species are:[1]

  • P. aciculiferum
  • P. africanum
  • P. allorgei
  • P. anserinum
  • P. baicalense
  • P. baliense
  • P. balticum
  • P. bipes
  • P. caudatum
  • P. chattonii
  • P. cinctum
  • P. gargantua
  • P. gatunense
  • P. geminum
  • P. godlewskii
  • P. granulosum
  • P. gregarium
  • P. gutwinskii
  • P. hieroglyphicum
  • P. keyense
  • P. knipowitzschii
  • P. limbatum
  • P. lingii
  • P. lomnickii
  • P. morzinense
  • P. ovatum
  • P. palatinium
  • P. palatinum
  • P. playfairii
  • P. pseudolaeve
  • P. pusillum
  • P. quadridens
  • P. quinquecorne
  • P. raciborskii
  • P. steinii
  • P. striolatum
  • P. sydneyense
  • P. umbonatum
  • P. volkii
  • P. volzii
  • P. wierzejskii
  • P. willei
  • P. wisconsinense


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