The Phylum Cryptophyta is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Class (1): Cryptophyceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 14 species and subspecies in the Phylum Cryptophyta.
The cryptomonads (or cryptophytes) are a group of algae, most of which have plastids. They are common in freshwater, and also occur in marine and brackish habitats. Each cell is around 10-50 ?m in size and flattened in shape, with an anterior groove or pocket. At the edge of the pocket there are typically two slightly unequal flagella. [more]
At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Class Cryptophyceae.
More info about the Class Cryptophyceae may be found here.
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