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Having a theca; encased or sheathed.
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Owen KC, Norris DR (1984) Cysts and Life Cycle Considerations of the Thecate Dinoflagellate Fragilidium, Balech ex Loeblich.
Alldredge AL, Passow U, Haddock HD (1998) The characteristics and transparent exopolymer particle (TEP) content of marine snow formed from thecate dinoflagellates.
Some species were identified tentatively, especially some small-sized thecate species and some Prorocentrum spp.
The thecate dinoflagellate species composition of Bahia Fosforescente has also been described (Hernandez-Becerril & Navarro, 1996).
Nematocysts as taxonomic discriminators in thecate hydroids.