Dinoflagellates Pyrrhophyta is the phylum name of the dinoflagellates.
About Dinoflagellates 90% of all dinoflagellates are marine plankton. Although many of them are microscopic, the largest, Noctiluca, may be as large as 2 mm in diameter!
Not related to Dinosaurs The prefix Dino means whirling flagella. The Dinoflagellates are said to of out dated the Dinosaur
What they look like As you can see in the picture the dinoflagellates are a very ugly animal but without them you and I wouldn’t be able to breathe because they make most of the worlds oxygen
Anatomy This is the anatomy of a Dinoflagellate.
How they get around Dinoflagellates swim by means of two flagella, movable protein strands which propel the cell through the water. So basically the move like semen.
Good but Bad The Dinoflagellates are good because they give us oxygen but they also are bad because they produce the Red Tide which destroys fishing based economies because the fish eat the Dinoflagellates with red tide and die.
Reproduction The most form of reproduction is asexual, where daughter cells form by simple mitosis and division of the cell. The daughter cells will be genetically identical to that of the original cell.
RAP UP PAGE Title Page About Dinoflagellates What they look like Anatomy How they get Around Good but bad Dinoflagellates Reproduction