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Mesodinium rubrum, a photosynthetic ciliate

Mesodinium rubrum, a photosynthetic ciliate
Description: This ciliate is Mesodinium rubrum, a very common planktonic ciliate which usually relies on photosynthesis rather than eating phytoplankton. It contains chloroplasts from cryptophyte algae. It is about 30 microns long.
Author: Dolan, John
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added on 2006-02-09 - 1700 views
WoRMS taxa
Mesodinium rubrum (Lohmann, 1908)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor

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