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Gymnodinium sp.

caption Gymnodinium is the only genus of naked dinoflagellates found in Lake Kinneret. This genus never forms blooms but occurs quite often in small densities. Like other dinoflagellates, Gymnodinium has 2 unequal flagella, the longitudinal whiplash flagellum is seen in this picture, the second, transverse flagellum is hidden in the transverse groove, or cingulum.
author aalster and tzohary
copyright A Alster & T Zohary, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory
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image notes Photo taken with an Olympus BX50 Microscope equipped with DIC optics and PixeLink digital camera, mag. X100
image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms