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Oxyrrhis marina
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Dinoflagellata
Class: Oxyrrhis
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 JF, McEwan ML, Fast NM, Taylor FJ, Keeling PJ (2003). "Multiple protein phylogenies show that Oxyrrhis marina and Perkinsus marinus are early branches of the dinoflagellate lineage". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53 (Pt 1): 355–65. 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.