Taxonomy
Kingdom
Protozoa
Phylum
Dinoflagellata
Subphylum
Dinokaryota
Class
Dinophyceae
Subclass
Peridiniphycidae
Order
Peridiniales
Suborder
Peridiniaceae
Family
Peridiniaceae
Genus
Heterocapsa
Species
niei
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Overall Geographic Range
temperate, tropical, estuarine, neritic, cosmopolitan
Habitat-Biology
  • armored
  • photosynthetic with chloroplasts
  • planktonic