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Ostreopsis mascarenensis Quod

Publication details
Ostreopsis mascarenensis Quod 1994: 245, fig. 1

Published in: Quod, J.P. (1994). Ostreopsis mascarenensis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), dinoflagellé toxique associé à la ciguatera dans l'océan Indien. Cryptogamie Algologie 15(4): 243-251, 3 figs, 2 tables.

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.

Nomenclatural notes
Neurotoxicity in mice similar to that induced by palytoxin. Hemolytic activity. Mascarenotoxin-A and -B isolated. Perhaps be a source of palytoxin poisoning in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (19 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Epiphytic species on red and brown algae. - (20 Aug 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: West Indian Ocean: Saint Leu, Reunion Island, Mascareignes Archipelago (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 50). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 50).

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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.

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.

Lenoir, S., Ten-Hage, L., Turquet, J., Quod, J.-P., Bernard, C. & Hennion, M.-C. (2004). First evidence of palytoxin analogues from an Ostreopsis mascarenensis (Dinophyceae) benthic bloom in southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of Phycology 40: 1042-1051.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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

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References
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Lenoir, S., Ten-Hage, L., Turquet, J., Quod, J.-P., Bernard, C. & Hennion, M.-C. (2004). First evidence of palytoxin analogues from an Ostreopsis mascarenensis (Dinophyceae) benthic bloom in southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of Phycology 40: 1042-1051.
Quod, J.P. (1994). Ostreopsis mascarenensis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), dinoflagellé toxique associé à la ciguatera dans l'océan Indien. Cryptogamie Algologie 15(4): 243-251, 3 figs, 2 tables.

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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 24 March 2019.

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