Scientific name Peridinium
Higher classification Peridiniaceae
|Similar Ceratium, Gymnodinium, Dinophyceae, Dinoflagellate, Gonyaulax|
Peridinium is a genus of motile, marine and freshwater dinoflagellates. Their morphology is considered typical of the armoured dinoflagellates, and their form is commonly used in diagrams of a dinoflagellate's structure. Peridinium can range from 30-70 μm in diameter, and has very thick thecal plates.
Some species are: