a marine dinoflagellat

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Franz Neidl
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a marine dinoflagellat

Post by Franz Neidl »

This dinoflagellat had a very strong red colour. I dont know the species. Maybe the genus is Protoperidinium?
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date of the photo: 26.9. (the temperature of the water was still higher as now)



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Post by Charles Krebs »


Excellent shot.

I've seen similar "dinos" in my marine samples, but have never been able to get a shot anywhere near as nice as this. They generally seem to come to rest in a position where you really can't get a photo that shows the wonderful shape.

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Post by Cactusdave »

Remarkable. The colour and pattern almost makes it look as though it had blood cells and veins! :shock:
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Post by Jan l'Amie »

Very nice picture. Beautiful colour.

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Post by René »

wow. Never seen it alive, Im surprised by the colour!

It is indeed a Protoperidineum, P. depressum.

Best wishes, René

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Beautiful colour!

Hope to find that specimen.


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