No Common Name Gymnodinium fuscum (Ehrenberg) Stein, 1878    
Kingdom Chromista   >   Phylum Myzozoa   >   Class Dinophyceae   >   Order Gymnodiniales   >   Family Gymnodiniaceae   >   Genus Gymnodinium   

Description:

Gymnodinium fuscum is a relatively large, freshwater dinoflagellate. It is 'naked' and lacks cellulose plates (called a theca). Gymnodinium fuscum can be identified by its large size, rounded apex (epicone) and roughly triangular shaped hypocone.

Where to find:

Gymnodinium fuscum can be found throughout Maryland in freshwater habitats. It may be found in the plankton but is more often encountered among plants and algae in shallow water.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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

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

Gymnodinium fuscum collected in Wicomico Co., Maryland (4/13/2015). Photographed at 400x magnification. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Gymnodinium fuscum in Charles Co., Maryland (1/22/2021). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)


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