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Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Isochrysidales
Family Noelaerhabdaceae
Genus Gephyrocapsa

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Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner
Japan.

 

Publication details
Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner 1943: 45, no fig.

Published in: Kamptner, E. (1943). Zur Revision der Coccolithineen-Spezies Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohm . Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften 80: 43-49.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gephyrocapsa.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the ocean (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Coccolithus oceanicus (Kamptner) Kamptner 1955

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Crenalithus doronicoides P.H.Roth 1973

Taxonomic notes
Heimdal (1997: 795) record this as a synonym of Gephyrocapsa caribbeanica.

See Bendif et al. (2014: 146) for discussion on relationship between Emiliania huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica. They support the proposal of Reinhard (1972) to transfer E. huxleyi into the genus Gephyrocapsa and note that Kamptner (1956) had indicated a high degree of homology of the structure of coccolith elements between the two species. Results presented in a subsequent publication by Bendif & Young (2014) support the above conclusion. - (21 Jan 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
North Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, North Pacific (Bendif et al., 2014: fig. 2). - (1 Apr 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
no locality cited [several possibilities...] (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Bendif, E.M. & Young, J. (2014). On the ultrastructure of Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta) life stages. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(4): 379-388.

Bendif, E.M., Probert, I., Carmichael, M., Romac, S., Hagino, K. & de Vargas, C. (2014). Genetic delineation between and within the widespread coccolithophore morpho-species Emiliana huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 140-148.

Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Findlay, C.S., Young, J.R. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Haptophyta:Order Coccolithophorales. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 276-294. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.

Kamptner, E. (1956). Das Kalkskelett von Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner und Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner (Coccolithineae). Arch. Protistenkd. 101: 99-202.

Reinhardt, P. 1972 (1972). Coccolithen. Kalkiges Plankton seit Jahrmillionen. Die neue Brehm Bücheri 453: 1-99.

Rontani, J.-F., Prahl, F.G. & Volkman, J.K. (2006). Re-examination of the double bond positions in alkenones and derivatives: biosynthetic implications. Journal of Phycology 42: 800-813.

Young, J.R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Sprengel, C., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J.B. (2003). A guide to extant calcareous nannoplankton taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research Special Issue 1: 1-125.

Created: 25 August 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald

Verified by: 13 March 2015 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Bendif, E.M. & Young, J. (2014). On the ultrastructure of Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta) life stages. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(4): 379-388.
Bendif, E.M., Probert, I., Carmichael, M., Romac, S., Hagino, K. & de Vargas, C. (2014). Genetic delineation between and within the widespread coccolithophore morpho-species Emiliana huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 140-148.
Conte, M.H., Thompson, A., Eglinton, G. & Green, J.C. (1995). Lipid biomarker diversity in the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae) and the related species Gephyrocapsa oceanica. Journal of Phycology 31: 272-282, 6 figs, 4 tables.
Kamptner, E. (1956). Das Kalkskelett von Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner und Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner (Coccolithineae). Arch. Protistenkd. 101: 99-202.

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