Oxyrrhis (ox-irr-is) is usually classified among the dinoflagellates, but it does not resemble other dinoflagellates in overall appearance The cell lacks the two grooves encountered in most dinoflagellates, instead the flagella insert into a pocket, and their insertion is protected by a flat rounded fold. Oxyrrhis may occur in marine or brackish water habitats including tide pools, and gives a pink colour to the water when it occurs in large numbers. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler and Virginia Edgcomb of materials from sediments of the marine site, Eel Pond in Austumn 2000, spring and summer 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L. Amaral-Zettler and V. Edgcomb, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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