Perkinsea

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Perkinsea
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Myzozoa
Subphylum: Perkinsozoa
Class: Perkinsea
Synonyms

Perkinsasida

Perkinsea is a class of alveolates.

Taxonomy[edit]

Perkinsus is a parasite of bivalve mollusks; it displayes a number of features characteristic of the dinoflagellates including laterally inserted heterodynamic flagella.

Two other genera have been described in this class — Cryptophagus (now renamed Rastrimonas) and Parvilucifera.

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