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Hemidinium  Stein  1878;  16 of 24 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

Order Thoracosphaerales; Family Glenodiniaceae


Flagellated unicells, either colorless phagocytes or photosynthetic mixotrophs, with cingulum located near the basal end.  No heavy cellulose plates (unarmored).

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Freshwater, estuarine and marine plankton:  Ubiquitous.



Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 8 November 2013.

Stein, F. von  1878.  Der Organismus der Infusionsthiere. III. Flagellaten I. pp. 1-154. Leipzig: Engelmann.






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