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Gambierdiscus excentricus S.Fraga

Publication details
Gambierdiscus excentricus S.Fraga in S.Fraga et al. 2011: 13, fig. 2 [holotype]

Published in: Fraga, S., Rodríguez, F., Caillaud, A., Diogène, J., Raho, N. & Zapata, M. (2011). Gambierdiscus excentricus sp. nov (Dinophyceae), a benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean). Harmful Algae 11: 10-22.

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.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Nascimento et al. (2015) report Gambierdiscus from Japan but do not specify which species. - (16 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Epibenthic, on macroalgae, sand, debris and coral reefs; associated with other toxigenic dioflagellates including Ostreopsis, Coolia, Prorocentrum, Amphidinium (Nascimento et al., 2015). - (15 Jan 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Usage notes
Fish poisoning (Nascimento et al., 2015). Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (15 Jan 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Punta Hidalgo, Tenerife Island (Spain)" (Fraga et al. 2011: 14).

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Key references
Fraga, S. & Rodríguez, F. (2014). Genus Gambierdiscus in the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean) with description of Gambierdiscus silvae sp. nov., a new potentially toxic epiphytic benthic dinoflagellate. Protist 165: 839-853.

Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Nascimento, S.M., Melo, G., Salgueiro, F., dos Santos Diniz, B. & Fraga, S. (2015). Morphology of Gambierdiscus excentricus (Dinophyceaea) with emphasis on sulcal plates. Phycologia 54(6): 628-639.

Created: 20 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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

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References
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Fraga, S., Rodríguez, F., Caillaud, A., Diogène, J., Raho, N. & Zapata, M. (2011). Gambierdiscus excentricus sp. nov (Dinophyceae), a benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean). Harmful Algae 11: 10-22.
Nascimento, S.M., Melo, G., Salgueiro, F., dos Santos Diniz, B. & Fraga, S. (2015). Morphology of Gambierdiscus excentricus (Dinophyceaea) with emphasis on sulcal plates. Phycologia 54(6): 628-639.

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