Round inflated vegetative cells that can be more than 1 mm in diameter. Cells are unarmoured and bear one flagellum and a tentacle. No distinct anterior and posterior parts are discernible. This species can form extensive blooms which can lead to fish kills. This image was provided by Alex Kraberg of the Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Isle of Man. Image copyright: Alex Kraberg, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Phytoplankton of the Irish Sea
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