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Peridinium digitale
Peridinium digitale
Scientific classification e
(unranked): SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Myzozoa
Superclass: Dinoflagellata
Class: Dinophyceae
Order: Peridiniales
Family: Peridiniaceae
Genus: Peridinium
Ehrenberg, 1830
Type species
Peridinium cinctum

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Peridinium is a genus of motile, marine and freshwater dinoflagellates.[1][2] Their morphology is considered typical of the armoured dinoflagellates, and their form is commonly used in diagrams of a dinoflagellate's structure.[1][3] Peridinium can range from 30-70 μm in diameter, and has very thick thecal plates.[1][3]


Species include:[4]


  1. ^ a b c S.C. Agrawal (1999). Limnology. ISBN 978-81-7648-108-3.
  2. ^ C.S. Reynolds (2006). The Ecology of Phytoplankton (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-84413-0.
  3. ^ a b Lee, Robert Edward (2008). Phycology (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521682770.
  4. ^ M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. ; searched on 19 August 2018.