The Subclass Gymnodiniphycidae is a member of the Class Dinophyceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Gymnodiniphycidae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Protozoa (Goldfuss, 1818) R. Owen, 1858
The Subclass Gymnodiniphycidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
Gymnodinium is a genus of dinoflagellates. It is one of the few naked dinoflagellates, or species lacking armor (cellulosic plates). Since 2000, the species which had been considered to be part of Gymnodinium have been divided into several genera, based on the nature of the apical groove and the biochemistry (specifically, the identity of the main carotenoid): [more]
At least 11 species and subspecies belong to the Order Ptychodiscales.
More info about the Order Ptychodiscales may be found here.
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