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Amphidinium luteum Skuja

Publication details
Amphidinium luteum Skuja 1939: 148, pl. 10: figs 18-20

Published in: Skuja, H. (1939). Beitrag zur Algenflora Lettlands II. Acta Horti Botanici Universitatis Latviensis 11/12: 41-169.

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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amphidinium is Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & Lachmann.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), yellow.

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Calado & Moestrup (2005: 115), more extended observations or, preferably, unialgal culture sudies are needed to ascertain whether the organism possesses true chloroplasts. Moestrup & Colado (2018: 356) futher comments: "Amphidinium luteum Skuja (1939, p. 148, pl. X, figs 18-20) was described with 3-4 parietal, discoid, golden-yellow chloroplasts. However, it is uncertain whether the chloroplasts are always present or may be lost, in which case the cells would be indistinguishable from P. lacustris."

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Bursa, A. (1969). Actiniscus canadensis n. sp., A. pentasterias Ehrenberg v. arcticus n. var., Pseudactiniscus apentasterias n. gen., n. sp., marine relicts in Canadian Arctic Lakes. Journal of Protozoology 16: 411-418.

Calado, A.J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2005). On the freshwater dinoflagelllates presently included in the genus Amphidinium, with a description of Prosoaulax gen. nov. Phycologia 44: 112-119.

Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.

Popovsky, J. & Pfiester, L.A. (1990). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Vol. 6. Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellida). pp. 1-272. Jena & Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

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