Balechina marianiae F.J.R.Taylor
Balechina marianiae F.J.R.Taylor 1976: 113, 198, pl. 37: 441; pl. 40: fig. 480
Published in: Taylor, F.J.R. (1976). Dinoflagellates from the International Indian Ocean Expedition: A report on material collected by the R.V. "Anton Bruun". Bibliotheca Botanica 132: 1-234, 46 pls, 5 charts, 5 tables.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Balechina is Balechina pachydermata (Kofoid & Swezy) A.R.Loeblich Jr. & A.R.Loeblich III.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cucumeridinium coeruleum (Dogiel) F.Gomez, P.López-García, H,Takayama & D.Moreira
Named for Marian E.W. Slater, assistant to the author.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
pl. 37: fig. 442 (INA). - (25 Jan 2016) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: north-central Bay of Bengal (Silva 1996-to date). Iconotype: (Silva 1996-to date
Source of current name
Gómez, F., López-García, P., Takayama, H. & Moreira, D. (2015). Balechina and the new genus Cucumeridinium gen. nov. (Dinophyceae), unarmored dinoflagellate with thick cell coverings. Journal of Phycology 51(6): 1088-1105.
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.
Gómez, F. (2007). Gymnodinioid dinoflagellates (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) in the open Pacific Ocean. Algae 22: 273-286.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 January 2016 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 February 2019.