Overview

Comprehensive Description

Cells are medium sized, usually longer than wide. The Po is bullet shaped. The first apical plate is directly connected to the Po and has a small ventral pore approximately half way between the anterior and posterior end of the plate. A. affine has a descending, excavated cingulum. The sulcus is also excavated and does not penetrate the epitheca.
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Distribution

A. affine is a coastal species occurring mainly in Japan, the Gulf of Thailand and the Philippines
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 5

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 5
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alexandrium affine

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alexandrium affine

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Management

Toxicity

Alexandrium affine is a producer of PSP toxins
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