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Gambierdiscus caribaeus Vandersea, Litaker, M.A.Faust, Kibler, W.C.Holland & P.A.Tester

Publication details
Gambierdiscus caribaeus Vandersea, Litaker, M.A.Faust, Kibler, W.C.Holland & P.A.Tester in Litaker et al. 2009: 364, figs 12-21

Published in: Litaker, R.W., Vandersea, M.W., Faust, M.A., Kibler, S.R., Chinain, M., Holmes, M.J., Holland, W.C., & Tester, P.A. (2009). Taxonomy of Gambierdiscus including four new species, Gambierdiscus caribaeus, Gambierdiscus carolinianus, Gambierdiscus carpenteri and Gambierdiscus ruetzleri (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae). Phycologia 48(5): 344-390.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gambierdiscus is Gambierdiscus toxicus R.Adachi & Y.Fukuyo.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of the Caribbean.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Usage notes
strain toxic to mice (Tawong et al., 2016). - (10 Jun 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America (16º48'N and 88º05'W) (Litaker et al. 2009: 365). Type: Fig. 12: May 2004; from water sample collected at less than 1 m depth. Type Collection of Dinoflagellates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution SEM stub # 354 (Litaker et al. 2009: 364). Notes: Isotypes: Figs 13-17; SEM stub # 354.

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Key references
Hoppenrath, M., Murray, S.A., Chomérat, N. & Horiguchi, T. (2014). Marine benthic dinoflagellates - unravelling their worldwide biodiversity. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe Vol. 54. pp. [1]-276. Frankfurt am Main & Stuttgar: V. Mosbrugger & E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Reinhard, L. (1869). Ueber die in der Umgegend von Charkow aufgefundenen Characium-Arten. Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou 42(2): 473-483, 1 pl. (= 12 fig.).

Created: 04 December 2009 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 19 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Litaker, R.W., Vandersea, M.W., Faust, M.A., Kibler, S.R., Chinain, M., Holmes, M.J., Holland, W.C., & Tester, P.A. (2009). Taxonomy of Gambierdiscus including four new species, Gambierdiscus caribaeus, Gambierdiscus carolinianus, Gambierdiscus carpenteri and Gambierdiscus ruetzleri (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae). Phycologia 48(5): 344-390.
Soler-Onís, E., Fernández-Zabala, J. & Ojeda-Rodríguez, A. (2016). Bloom of Gambierdiscus caribaeus in the temperate-subtropical waters of El Hierro, Canary Islands (North East Atlantic). Harmful Algae News 55: 14-15, 17.
Tawong, W., Yoshimatsu, T., Yamaguchi, H. & Adachi, M. (2016). Temperature and salinity effects and toxicity of Gambierdiscus caribaeus (Dinophyceae) from Thailand. Phycologia 55(3): 274-278.

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