Pfiesteria piscicida is a dinoflagellate species of the genus Pfiesteria that some researchers claim is responsible for many harmful algal blooms in the 1980s and 1990s on the coast of North Carolina and Maryland. The species epithet piscicida means "fish-killer."
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A dinoflagellate with a life cycle that includes numerous flagellated, amoeboid, and encysted stages. Both the flagellated and amoeboid forms produce toxins which cause open wounds on fish. Pfiesteria piscicida feeds on tissue sloughed from these wounds, as well as on bacteria and algae. It is found in Atlantic estuaries of the United States.
The numerical value of pfiesteria piscicida in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of pfiesteria piscicida in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Images & Illustrations of pfiesteria piscicida
Find a translation for the pfiesteria piscicida definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these pfiesteria piscicida definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"pfiesteria piscicida." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 27 Jun 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/pfiesteria piscicida>.