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  1. Pfiesteria piscicida

    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."

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  1. Pfiesteria piscicida

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pfiesteria piscicida in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pfiesteria piscicida in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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