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Oxyrrhis marina
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Dinoflagellata
Class: Dinophyceae
Order: Oxyrrhinales
Family: Oxyrrhinaceae
Genus: Oxyrrhis
Dujardin, 1841

Oxyrrhis is a genus of dinoflagellates. It includes the species Oxyrrhis marina.[1]

It is sometimes considered to be a monotypic genus.[2] Some sources assign the species Oxyrrhis parasitica and O. phaeocysticola, as well.[3]


  1. ^ Saldarriaga, J. F., et al. (2003). Multiple protein phylogenies show that Oxyrrhis marina and Perkinsus marinus are early branches of the dinoflagellate lineage. International journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53 (Pt 1): 355–365. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02328-0. PMID 12656195.
  2. ^ Lowe, C. D., et al. (2011). Who is Oxyrrhis marina? Morphological and phylogenetic studies on an unusual dinoflagellate. Journal of Plankton Research 33(4) 555-67.
  3. ^ Guiry, M. D. in Guiry, M. D. & G. M. Guiry. 2013. Oxyrrhis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed on 10 June 2013.