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(cryptomonads)

A small group of unicellular protists, sometimes regarded as algae (class Cryptophyceae) and sometimes as protozoa (class Phytomastigophora). The cells are typically dorsoventrally flattened, lack a cell wall, and have 2 flagella of equal length. Most species are photosynthetic, but a few are colourless and heterotrophic. Sexual reproduction is unknown. They are found in freshwater and marine habitats.

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