Gambierdiscus cheloniae K.F.Smith, L.Rhodes & S.A.Murray
Gambierdiscus cheloniae K.F.Smith, L.Rhodes & S.A.Murray in K.F.Smith et al. 2016: 49, figs 2-6
Published in: Smith, K.F., Rhodes, L., Verma, A., Curley, B.G., Harwood, D.T., Kohli, G.S., Solomona, D., Rongo, T., Munday, R. & Murray, S.A. (2016). A new Gambierdiscus species (Dinophyceae) from Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Gambierdiscus cheloniae sp. nov. Harmful Algae 60: 45-56, 6 figs.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
"...as the dinoflagellate’s apical epitheca and antapical hypotheca resemble (albeit with some artistic license) the carapace of the herbivorous green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus)..."
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Harmful species. - (25 Nov 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Lagoonal habitat, Rarotonga, Cook Islands" (Smith et al. 2016: 49). Notes: "HOLOTYPE: Fig. 2E; SEM stub 375 (isolate CAWD232) is held at Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand. The isolate was obtained from western Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 2014. Living cultures of G. cheloniae (CAWD232 and 236) are maintained in the CICCM. ISOTYPES: Fig. 2A–D and F–H, stubs 375 and 307 (CAWD232) and stub 511 (CAWD236), held at Cawthron Institute."
Created: 25 November 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 November 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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Smith, K.F., Rhodes, L., Verma, A., Curley, B.G., Harwood, D.T., Kohli, G.S., Solomona, D., Rongo, T., Munday, R. & Murray, S.A. (2016). A new Gambierdiscus species (Dinophyceae) from Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Gambierdiscus cheloniae sp. nov. Harmful Algae 60: 45-56, 6 figs.
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M.D. 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 20 June 2019.