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Ostreopsis heptagona D.R.Norris, J.W.Bomber & Balech

Publication details
Ostreopsis heptagona D.R.Norris, J.W.Bomber & Balech in D.M.Anderson, A.W.White & D.G.Baden 1985: 40, figs 1-15

Published in: Anderson, D.M., White, A.M. & Baden, G. (1985). Toxic dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellates, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, June 8-12, 1985. pp. i-xv, 1-561, figs. & tables numbered by article. New York, Amsterdam, Oxford: Elsevier.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ostreopsis is Ostreopsis siamensis Johs.Schmidt.

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

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

Usage notes
Faust & Gulledge (2002: 48) notes this species was determined to be toxic. Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Gulf of Mexico: Knight Key, Florida, USA (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 48). Iconotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 48).

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Key references
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.

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.

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.

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

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