Lavoisier Publishing/Springer Verlag, New York. 878pp. One of many dinoflagellates having a cell wall of cellulose plates, which have special designations and symbols according to their location on the cell. Red tide events actually occur from the interplay of factors that include rain and shine, low salinity, a calm sea, warm ocean surface temperatures, the presence of red tide related algae in the waters, and a nutrient-rich landscape nearby. Detail of Figure 4. Sediment cores have shown abundant living cyst populations in surface sediments of Old Tampa Bay and preliminary laboratory experiments using these cysts indicate that they can germinate and survive for several days in the dark. Guangdong, China * Jun 2000. Growth and toxin production of the toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense var. BIOLOGY. Four cell chain of Pyrodinium (SEM). Saxitoxin monitoring in three species of Florida puffer fish. Saxitoxin and its 20+ neurotoxic analogs cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) which, in the IRL, is vectored through the food web primarily through puffer fish (Abbott. VI Int. The more recent verification of saxitoxin (see below), coupled with the variability in morphology including colony formation in var. Page last updated: 25 September 2011. Editing and page maintenance by LH Sweat compressum, a toxin-producing dinoflgellate was in 1983 in central Philippines, and since it was the first time that the … compressum in laboratory culture. Size: (Eds.). TAGS; BFAR 8 Regional Director Juan Albaladejo said the water samples collected in these bays tested positive for the Pyrodinium bahamense variety compressum. Unless otherwise noted, all images and text by PE Hargraves Much like with terrestrial plants, successful germination of P. bahamense cysts may determine the timing and intensity of blooms each year. will cause to organism to be visible from its glow. is the dinoflagellate, Pyrodinium bahamense var. Palaeobot. The names formerly included as Pyrodinium are: P. balechii (Steidinger) Taylor [ = Alexandrium balechii (Steidinger) Balech] Figure 7. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) officer Luzviminda Robin said seawater samples off Biliran waters were found positive for pyrodinium bahamense, a toxic microorganism that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. compressa. Figure 9. Ser. Arrow indicates pore on 4’. Leaw, CP, Lim, PT, No, BK, Cheah, MY, Ahmad, A & G Usup. Arrow indicates apical horn. 2009). Red Tides, Green Tides, & Brown Tides in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida Edward Phlips and Susan Badylak Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program ... Pyrodinium bahamense 6.0 116 535 Akashiwo sanguinea 7.3 44 615 Peridinium quinquecorne 1.7 13 120 Karlodinium veneficum 0.8 8 817 2009. nov. from Pacific red tides. Arrow indicates pore on 4’ plate. Arrow indicates pore on 4’. Steidinger, KA, Tester, LS & FJR Taylor. Reproduction: A red tide was spotted in the sea off Nan'ao County, in Guangdong Province The ability to germinate in the dark suggests temperature and exposure to oxygen could be more important than light levels for germination. The first recorded occurrence of blooms of Pyrodinium bahamense var. Hypnocyst of Pyrodinium. Ecol. A pore or hole at the cell apex that may have one or more tiny accessory plates; sometimes abbreviated as 'APC'. Pyrodinium bahamense has a worldwide distribution. 2007. Figure 8. Ecol. bahamense. [Alan W White; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. Saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning in the United States, with the first report of Pyrodinium bahamense as the putative toxin source. 2006). J.L. Some similarities and differences in bc- havior of the species in Papua New Guinea and other oceans are noted. Plate formula of Pyrodinium epitheca. Pyrodinium bahamense, a dinoflagellate causing paralytic shellfish poisoning, is widely distributed through Papua New Guinea waters. Oceanog. Toxic red tides and shellfish toxicity in Southeast Asia : proceedings of a consultative meeting held in Singapore 11-14 September, 1984. Although there is considerable interannual variability, The total length of cells is 47-84 µm with a width of 35-64 µm, according to Balech (1985; Jamaica and Puerto Rico specimens), and a length of 34-77 µm with a width of 34-68 µm according to Steidinger, Saxitoxin is now known from both ‘varieties’, causing mortalities in a wide variety of marine  organisms, in addition to human illness and/or mortality (reviewed in Landsberg 2002). Gedaria, AI, Luckas, B, Reinhardt, K & RV Azanza. 573-578. A redescription of Pyrodinium bahamense var. It has been studied less than the Pacific variety, in part because it was previously not known to be toxic. Red Tide of 2006 In 2006, bloom levels of P. bahamense biomass were first observed in the central BRL (site 5) in June, following a period of elevated rainfall and when water temperatures (i.e., greater than 20 °C for over a month) (Fig. 151pp. Several additional species were transferred from other genera into Pyrodinium, but have subsequently been removed, leaving P. bahamense as the only species of the genus. compressum is an armored, bioluminescent dinoflagellate. Dinoflagellates. The total length of cells is 47-84 µm with a width of 35-64 µm, according to Balech (1985; Jamaica and Puerto Rico specimens), and a length of 34-77 µm with a width of 34-68 µm according to Steidinger et al. The cingulum is displaced on the ventral side by 1.5 times or more of the width of the cingulum (Figures 5, 6 & 7). 322: 99-115. A revision of Pyrodinium bahamense Plate (Dinoflagellata). Growth response and toxin concentration of cultured Pyrodinium bahamense var. 2004. Pyrodinium bahamense is the primary organism responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (commonly referred to as red tide) in the Philippines. “We don’t know until when this red tide will last this year. For fisherman Nablo, red tide occurrence is a risk of the trade that they are already used to as this happens almost every year. Meanwhile, the BFAR recently informed public that a toxin-producing dinoflagelate, Pyrodinium bahamense, had been sampled in the coastal waters of northern Leyte and Samar and warned the possible occurrence of red tides in the area. Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2019 Agency Regulatory Plan. The hypnocyst, dating to the Eocene epoch (34-56 million years ago) is known as Polysphaeridium zoharyi (Rossignol) Bujak et al. compressum (Anton et al., 2000). Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. The hypotheca is approximately equal in size to the epitheca (Figure 1), and most cells have a well- developed antapical spine. Factors affecting the distribution of Pyrodinium bahamense var. (Ed.) bahamense, is the variety we see in Florida. Pyrodinium bahamense is a dinoflagellate that blooms regularly in Florida coastal waters, including Tampa Bay, Florida Bay and the Indian River Lagoon. Microb. Joyner, K. Arthur, V. Paul, J.M. ; International Development Research Centre (Canada);] Proposed Pyrodinium life cycle. compressum. TAGS; It produces a bioluminescence as bright as the one in Vieques island . Bacterial endosymbionts of Pyrodinium bahamense var. When in chains, the cells are somewhat compressed, with width greater than height (Figure 8). Regardless of the validity of varietal distinctiveness, the species is confined to subtropical and tropical environments, either estuarine or coastal. Mar. At what temperatures do resting cysts germinate? - Marine Ecology Progress Series 371: 143-153. Toxins 2: 254-262. Plates that surround and touch the cell apex; denoted by (') in Figure 1 of the Dinoflagellate Glossary. The project aims to incorporate wave and current-induced resuspension and settlement of Pyrodinium bahamense var.  P. minutum (Halim) Taylor [ = Alexandrium minutum Halim] 387-584. Pyrodinium APC with cover plate removed (SEM). The scientific name of this unique dinoflagellate is Pyrodinium bahamense. There are two documented varieties of P. bahamense - one that is generally found in the Pacific Ocean and another in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Modified from Balech 1985. obs. Pyrodinium bahamenseforemost recognizable aspect would be the red coloring it gives tides during blooms. Sometimes it lasts for three months or even more. The life cycle of P. bahamense has been described by Azanza (1997) and appears to be typical for dinoflagellates (Figure 11). 1994. Pyrodinium bahamense Plate is a tropical/subtropical euryhaline dinoflagellate that produces saxitoxins and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). P. bolmonense var. From Red Tides to Green and Brown Tides: Bloom Dynamics in a Restricted Subtropical Lagoon Under Shifting Climatic Conditions Edward J. Phlips & Susan Badylak & Margaret A. Lasi & Robert Chamberlain & Whitney C. Green & Lauren M. Hall & Jane A. Hart & Jean C. Lockwood & Janice D. Miller & Lori J. Morris & Joel S. Steward Received: 12 November 2013/Revised: 19 August 2014/Accepted: 20 August … compressum has been examined for its genetic relationship to Alexandrium (Leaw et al. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building The Genus Alexandrium Halim (Dinoflagellata). Phycologia 43: 653-657. Figure 1. The APC consists of a comma-shaped granular closing plate and 9-14 pores (Figure 5a). P. phoneus Woloszynskia et Conrad [ = Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech et Tangen] Click to enlarge. 1997. The genus is monospecific and photosynthetic. bahamense at the surface water of the study area ranged from 1.6 × 104 to 3.3 × … A redescription of Pyrodinium bahamense var. 45: 17-34. While saxitoxin production is usually attributed to Pyrodinium itself, there is also evidence that the synthesis of the neurotoxin is accomplished by various genera of endosymbiotic bacteria within Pyrodinium cells (Azanza et al. (14) On the cellular level, the thecal provides protection from physical forces and is a highly substrate-selective membrane. There are two documented varieties of P. bahamense - one that is generally found in the Pacific Ocean and another in … Pacific strains are usually most abundant in salinities of 33-38 PSU (Maclean 1977; Gedaria et al. As part of its life cycle, Pyrodinum bahamense forms seed-like cysts, which drop to the seafloor where they overwinter until they are ready to germinate - when optimal conditions arise. Detail of Figure 8 to show prominent lists of the cingulum and crests at each plate suture. Usup, G, Kulis, DM & DM Anderson. Harmful Algae 8: 343-348. The causative dinoflagellate,Pyrodinium bahamensePlate, is known to … 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL • (850) 488-4676 2007), but in vitro growth occurs at lower salinities (Usup et al. The same was true for Pyrodinium in a field study in the IRL (Phlips et al. nov. from Pacific red tides. irl_webmaster@si.edu by Philippine News Agency BUTUAN CITY (PNA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Caraga Region (BFAR-13) has issued a local red tide warning in … Ongoing laboratory experiments will assess optimal temperature windows for germination and survival after germination. Marine Fisheries Research Department. Azanza, MPV, Azanza, RV, Vargas, VMD & CT Hedreyda. Fish. compressum can also be found (Hargraves, pers. Figure 4. Oblique ventral hypotheca of partially plasmolyzed Pyrodinium cell with reduced antapical spines, similar to Figure 2b. Figure 5a. Guangdong, China * Jun 2000. According to Steidinger & Tangen (1997), Pyrodinium bahamense has the Kofoidean plate formula of APC, 4-5’, 0a, 6’’, 6c, 6s, 6’’’, 0p, 2’’’’. Pyrodinium bahamense, along with toxic G… Abbott, JP, Flewelling, LJ & JH Landsberg. Phycologia 19: 329-337. The population density of Pyrodinium bahamense var. The toxic algal density and red tide toxin present in shellfish gathered from these areas remained within the tolerable level . 52: 756-764. MACLEAN2 ABSTRACT: A red tide near Lae inthe Morobe District ofPapuaNew Guineais described. bahamense, reduces the absolute differences between the two varieties. Other bacteria or algae may exist in red tide, and potentially cause similar or other health concerns to humans and wildlife. For example, Pseudo-nitzschia can kill marine mammals and seabirds, and Pyrodinium bahamense can also kill fish and lead to poisoning of people eating contaminated shellfish or … The name Pyrodinium spirale appears rarely in the literature, but little is known about the validity of this name. On Monday, a team from the PAO, led by marine biologist Wilmencita Pialago, did a red tide monitoring on the density of the Pyrodinium bahamense var. What environmental conditions favor survival of. Cell contents slightly plasmolyzed, brightfield light micrograph. Sci. Front side of the cell where the sulcus is located, opposite of the back dorsal side. 1980. 2006). But what scares them is the uncertainty as it happens this year at the time of the pandemic. The effects of harmful algal blooms on aquatic organisms. Pyrodinium epitheca (SEM). bahamense, var. A description of Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA. Because toxic Pyrodinium blooms can contaminate fish and shellfish and threaten public health, the FWC leads routine monitoring programs for P. bahamense in Tampa Bay and the Indian River Lagoon, the systems in which annual blooms occur. For example, Pseudo-nitzschia can kill marine mammals and seabirds, and Pyrodinium bahamense can also kill fish and lead to poisoning of people eating contaminated shellfish or … 2009. compressa (Böhm) stat. The epitheca usually has a pore in the fourth apical plate (4’) (Figures 3, 4, 5a & 7). BFAR 8 Regional Director Juan Albaladejo said the water samples collected in these bays tested positive for the Pyrodinium bahamense variety compressum. compressa, a cause of a series of red tides in the early and middle 1970's in Papua New Guinea, Sabah, and Brunei, and more recently, in Palau, and Western Samar and Leyte, Philippines. LIFE HISTORY & POPULATION Forecasts by the Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show water movement proceeding south and slightly away from the coast for the next several days. Toxic Marine Phytoplankton, Nantes, France (1993), p. 185. Pyrodinium epitheca (SEM). consists of a pore plate and a cover plate (canopy). There may also be an attachment pore in the APC  (Figure 5b). (1980; Florida specimens). Pyrodinium bahamense was detected in parts of Manila Bay in Bataan, Cavite and Navotas. Both epitheca and hypotheca have numerous trichocyst pores (Figures 4, 5 & 6) and a more or less developed granular surface. Therefore, high cell concentrations are probably due to some combination of low hydrodynamic activity, reduced IRL exchange with coastal water, reduced grazing rate by invertebrates, and phototactic vertical and lateral aggregation. (SEM). MACLEAN2 ABSTRACT: A red tide near Lae inthe Morobe District ofPapuaNew Guineais described. The cells are polyhedral and irregularly rounded (Figure 1), with strong crests along the sutures (Figures 4, 5 & 9). On July 26, the red tide occurrence of increased level was first monitored following sampling taken from at least three areas in Tambobo Bay, where private yachts and other fishing vessels are docked or anchored. Limnol. The literature is small, since the organism was not discovered in the region until Book Chapter. There may also be smaller spine that is an extension of the sulcal list (Figures 2, 7 & 8). In: Lassus, P et al. Figure 5b. Although about 50 species that form “harmful algal blooms,” or HABs, are known to live in Florida, Karenia brevis – aka Red Tide – is the poster … Health Perspect. O´Neil & C.A. 2007). 2008. Steidinger et al. In a detailed examination, Steidinger, system; (2) is anterior-posteriorly compressed; (3) can form chains of over 30 cells; (4) usually has four, - but can have, or appear to have, five as denoted by an additional, crest; (5) does not have the same surface markings as the variety, Many strains are highly bioluminescent, and blooms provide nighttime tourist attractions in Puerto Rico and Jamaica, as well as the IRL. III. The hypnocyst (Figure 10) has been found in Eocene deposits (known as Polysphaeridium zoharyi to micropaleontologists), indicating a long history for the species. In fact, this red tide also threatens the beautiful glowing dinoflagellates and comb jellies that we see on BK Adventure Night Tours. Fla. Sci. Conf. The red tide contamination that is sweeping bodies of water in Eastern Visayas has crept into the coastal waters of Biliran island-province. COMMON NAME: Heil (2008) Co-occurrence of dinoflagellate and cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in southwest Florida coastal waters: dual nutrient (N and P) input controls. Badylak, S & EJ Phlips. (1980) listed the ways in which the two varieties differ. There is a third bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico—“Laguna Grande” – in the town of Fajardo on the northeastern side of the island. Report fish kills, wildlife emergencies, sightings, etc. 7). To date, a thorough genetic comparison of Pacific and Atlantic strains has not appeared, though var. Living Pyrodinium unicells. Most dinoflagellate hypnocysts require a refractory period of several months before germination, which appears to be shortened to only a few weeks for Pyrodinium (Corrales et al. 1994. compressum, a red tide-causing … In fact, this red tide also threatens the beautiful glowing dinoflagellates and comb jellies that we see on BK Adventure Night Tours. On Monday, a team from the PAO, led by marine biologist Wilmencita Pialago, did a red tide monitoring on the density of the Pyrodinium bahamense var. Copyright 1999 - 2020 State of Florida. Species Description: Membranous extensions of the cingulum and/or sulcus that extend beyond the cell wall boundary; found in thecate dinoflagellates, especially those from the order Dinophysiales. While most algae are either beneficial or benign, there are always some problem children in a large family. Arrow indicates attachment pore. Nov 21, 2013 - Dinoflagellate - . The dominant phase of the life cycle is that of haploid vegetative cells, with gametic union forming a diploid hypnozygote (hypnocyst) that undergoes meiosis after germination. (3,14, 17) Mechanical stimulation (from breaking waves, etc.) GROWTH & Abundance: (2004), Pyrodinium in the IRL is “more closely aligned” to var. Among them is a reddish algae called Pyrodinium bahamense, a brown algae named Aureoumbra lagunensis — also referred to as brown tide — and a … Other bacteria or algae may exist in red tide, and potentially cause similar or other health concerns to humans and wildlife. Its chlorophyll gives it the red coloring and the ability to photosynthesize. Difference Between Toxic and Non-toxic dinoflagellates The bioluminescence we see on night tours along Florida’s east coast is a type of dinoflagellate (phytoplankton) called Pyrodinium bahamense. It is the major species involved in the tropical Indo-Pacific red tides. Although there is considerable interannual variability, Pyrodinium is normally present during most of the summer and early fall throughout the IRL, with higher abundance in the northern parts than in the southern. Back In: Tomas, C. The same is apparently true in the IRL, though the maximum cell density is higher in the northern IRL (Badylak & Phlips 2009) than in southern parts. The part of the cell below the cingulum; usually refers to a thecate (with cellulose plates) cell; may also be referred to as the hypocone or hyposome. compressum cysts through a cohesive sediment transport model into an integrated model for Pyrodinium bloom dynamics and to develop diagnostic and predictive models of Pyrodinium red tides incorporating biogeochemical data. Forecasts by the Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show water movement proceeding south and slightly away from the coast for the next several days. Habitat & Regional Occurence: A bibliography on toxic red tides and shellfish poisoning related to the Indo-Pacific region References to toxic red tides in the Indo-Pacific mainly concern the dinoflagellate, Pyrodinium bahamense var. There is some controversy about this distinction (see below). (2006) demonstrated that saxitoxin is associated with Pyrodinium bahamense in the IRL after a series of human illnesses were traced to IRL puffer fish. The first recorded occurrence of blooms of Pyrodinium bahamense var. The latter, P. bahamense var. ), though the stimulus to induction is unknown. According to Badylak et al. compressum, a red tide-causing dinoflagellate. Landsberg, JH, Hall, S, Johannesen, JN, White, KD, Conrad, SM, Abbott, JP, Flewelling, LJ & 15 others. Pyrodinium bahamense was detected in parts of Manila Bay in Bataan, Cavite and Navotas. Photo courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Since the town was part of Lianga Bay, … Azanza, RV. Growth and toxin production of the toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum “is based more on the production of toxins than on morphological details”. compressum (Böhm) Steidinger, Tester et Taylor]. Sherkin Island Marine Station, County Cork, Ireland. Rev. Steidinger, KA & K Tangen. Phycologia 19: 329-337. Oblique ventral view of Pyrodinium epitheca (SEM). Science Diliman 9: 1-6. P. schilleri (Matzenauer) Schiller [ = P. bahamense var. This species has caused more human illnesses and fatalities than any other paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) producing dinoflagellate, with a spate of toxic blooms in the Indo-Pacific and the Pacific coast of Central America (Usup et al., 2012). 2005). compressum is an armored, bioluminescent dinoflagellate. obs. compressum, a toxin-producing dinoflgellate was in 1983 in central Philippines, and since it was the first time that the … Figure 10. Academic Press Inc., San Diego, CA. The part of the cell above the cingulum; usually refers to a thecate (with cellulose plates) cell; may also be referred to as the epicone or episome. is the dinoflagellate, Pyrodinium bahamense var. Scientists at the FWC are also working to identify the environmental factors that trigger blooms in Florida and influence their duration, intensity and toxicity. Do resting cysts require light to germinate? Difference Between Toxic and Non-toxic dinoflagellates The bioluminescence we see on night tours along Florida’s east coast is a type of dinoflagellate (phytoplankton) called Pyrodinium bahamense. Pyrodinium APC with granular cover plate. compressa (Böhm) stat. compressum in laboratory culture. It is a toxic microorganism that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) or ‘red tide’ based on the laboratory examination conducted by the Provincial Marine Biotoxin Laboratory. J.L. Nat. P. monilatum (Howell) Balech [ = Alexandrium monilatum (Howell) Balech] The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) values were based on readings taken in Tahiti, Hawaii and Darwin, Australia. Observations on Pyrodinium bahamense Plate, a toxic dinoflagellate, in Papua New Guinea. However, var. compressum and var. 2006. The APC consists of a pore plate and a cover plate (canopy). 114: 1502-1507. Pyrodinium bahamense, a dinoflagellate causing paralytic shellfish poisoning, is widely distributed through Papua New Guinea waters. bahamense. 1997. last update: 13 July 2018 Paerl H.W., J.J. Joyner, A.R. This HAB Rev. TOXICITY: ), though not in the long chains associated with the variety. However, Balech (1995, p. 96) found that, in comparison to var. In a detailed examination, Steidinger et al. For questions, comments or contributions, please contact us at: Badylak, S, Kelley, K & EJ Phlips. Phylogenetic analysis of Alexandrium species and Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) based on theca morphology and nuclear ribosomal gene sequence. Steidinger, 1979. compressum to varying salinity and tempersture conditions. Pyrodinium bahamense is a single-celled, naturally occurring organism belonging to a group of algae called dinoflagellates. 2007). The toxic algal density and red tide toxin present in shellfish gathered from these areas remained within the tolerable level . ... including Takayama tuberculata and Pyrodinium bahamense. compressum, a … bahamense in coastal waters of Florida. A red tide was spotted in the sea off Nan'ao County, in Guangdong Province Some similarities and differences in bc- havior of the species in Papua New Guinea and other oceans are noted. In many natural populations, both varieties co-occur (. The genus is monospecific and photosynthetic. (1980) established two varieties within the species, var. Landsberg et al. Arrows indicate years when P. bahamense red tides occurred in the Philippines and Malaysia. ... including Takayama tuberculata and Pyrodinium bahamense. Env. FWC researcher Cary Lopez is currently leading research to address these questions: To address these research questions, researchers use a combination of field monitoring and laboratory experiments. Indian River Lagoon Distribution: Dinoflagellate. Modifed from Azanza (1997). Balech, E. 1995. The variety compressum was previously believed to be toxic and confined to the Pacific Ocean, while the variety bahamense was judged nontoxic and confined to the Atlantic Ocean. 10: 113-390. The species, Pyrodinium bahamense var. Figure 11. Balech (1985) provided a thorough morphological comparison of the two varieties, and this description is based primarily on his analysis. In addition, a bloom of Pyrodinium bahamense has been ongoing in Tampa Bay since May and discolored water has been reported. 2002. The species, Pyrodinium bahamense var. The causative dinoflagellate,Pyrodinium bahamensePlate, is known to … bahamense in the study area was 32°C along the coast at all stations. Saxitoxin is now known from both ‘varieties’, causing mortalities in a wide variety of marine  organisms, in addition to human illness and/or mortality (reviewed in Landsberg 2002). Pyrodinium bahamense in FloridaPyrodinium bahamense is a dinoflagellate that blooms regularly in Florida coastal waters, including Tampa Bay, Florida Bay and the Indian River Lagoon. We are currently conducting research to identify the environmental conditions that trigger germination of P. bahamense resting cysts. Get this from a library! Contribution to the understanding of the bloom dynamics of Pyrodinium bahamense var. Phycologia 44: 550-565. 1977. See Figure 1 in the Dinoflagellate Glossary. Globally, Pyrodinium blooms range to a maximum of 105-106 cells per liter. Harmful Marine Algal Blooms. compressum: a toxic red tide causative organism. 9). Relationship between ENSO events and major toxic Pyrodinium red tides in the western Pacific region for the period 1950–1998. Google Scholar. Notes on the encystment and excystment of Pyrodinium bahamense var. Variability in Pyrodinium from Puerto Rico. Note pore on 4’. Figure 3. In this paper, the. 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