No Common Name Cystodinium cornifax (Schilling) Klebs    Synonyms: Cystodinium iners.
Kingdom Chromista   >   Phylum Miozoa   >   Class Dinophyceae   >   Order Phytodiniales   >   Family Phytodiniaceae   >   Genus Cystodinium   


More often reported in the literature as Cystodinium iners.


Cystodinium cornifax is a solitary, sessile freshwater dinoflagellate. Although it has a flagellate life stage, it is most often encountered - and most easily identified - as a sessile organism. This species can be distinguished from other sessile dinoflagellates by the apical horns (usually one at each end of the long axis).

Where to find:

Cystodinium cornifax can be found in freshwater habitats throughout Maryland. It is most often found growing among plants and other algae in shallow water.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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Cystodinium cornifax in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/22/2020). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

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