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Syndiniales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Dinoflagellata
Class: Syndiniophyceae
Order: Syndiniales
Loeblich III 1976

The Syndiniales are an order of dinoflagellates, found exclusively as endosymbionts of marine animals and protozoa. The trophic form is often multinucleate, and ultimately divides to form motile spores, which have two flagella in typical dinoflagellate arrangement. They lack a theca and chloroplasts, and unlike all other orders, the nucleus is never a dinokaryon. A well-studied example is Amoebophrya, which is a parasite of other dinoflagellates and may play a part in ending red tides.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Syndinea article)

From Wikispecies

John O. Corliss (1984)

From The kingdom Protista and its 45 phyla

In Kingdom Protista, Assemblage "Dinoflagellates"
Phylum Syndinea Chatton, 1920
Synonyms Syndiniales, Syndiniophyceae

Cavalier-Smith (1993)

From Kingdom Protozoa and its 18 phyla

In Phylum Dinozoa, Subphylum Dinoflagellata
Superclass Syndina supercl. nov.
Class Syndinea Chatton, 1920 stat. nov. Loeblich, 1976 orthog. emend. Corliss, 1984

Vernacular names

Français: Syndiniales

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