Cryptomonas

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'''Cryptomonas'''
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Protista
Phylum:Cryptophyta
Genus:Cryptomonas

Cryptomonas is the name-giving genus of the cryptomonads. It is common in freshwater habitats and often forms blooms in greater depths of lakes, or during winter beneath the ice. The cells are usually brownish in color, and have a slit-like furrow at the anterior. They are not known to produce any toxins and are used to feed small zooplankton, which is the food source for small fish in fish farming.

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