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Stylodinium  Klebs  1912;  5 of 16 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

Order Thoracosphaerales;  Family Oodiniaceae



Unicellular nonmotile cell during most of its life cycle, cell attached by a stalk to a sand grain.  Also has a flagellate stage.  The ultrastructure has been studied with emphasis on the apical stalk (Horiguchi and Yoshizawa-Ebata 2006).



Marine, sammolittoral (sand substrate).



Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 July 2012.

Horibuchi, T. and J. Yoshizawa-Ebata.  1998.  Ultrastructure of Stylodinium littorale (Dinophyceae) with special reference to the stalk and apical stalk complex.  Phycological Research 46(4):205-211.

Klebs, G.  1912.  Über Flagellaten- und Algen-ähnliche Peridineen.  Verh. Naturhist. Med. Vereins Heidelberg, N.F. 11: 369-451.






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