Karenia cristata L.Botes, S.D.Sym & G.C.Pitcher
Karenia cristata L.Botes, S.D.Sym & G.C.Pitcher 2003: 565, figs 2-9
Published in: Botes, L., Sym, S.D. & Pitcher, G.C. (2003). Karenia cristata sp. nov. and Karenia bicuneiformis sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae): two new Karenia species from the South African coast. Phycologia 42: 563-571.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crested.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (19 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Cells dorso-ventrally flattened, c. 25.7 microns (24.05- 27.35 microns, n = 15) long, c. 24.29 microns (21.79-26.79 microns, n = 15) wide, c 10 microns (n = 1) deep. The hypocone is asymmetrical, with a larger and more rounded right lobe.The apical groove is straight and elevated into an apical crest, extending to the cingulum-sulcus junction on the ventral side of the cell and only a short distance on the dorsal side of the cell. The nucleus is central in the hypocone, but extends somewhat into the epicone. The sulcus extends onto the epicone and flares out to the antapex. The cingulum displaced twice its own width. Chloroplasts are numerous, yellow-green and variable in shape.
Type locality: H.F. Verwoerd Nature Reserve, South Africa (Botes, Sym & Pitcher 2003: 565). Holotype: Fig. 2 (epitype) (Botes, Sym & Pitcher 2003: 565). Notes: Isotype: SEM stub containing specimens of K. cristata (Accession number J 100091) was submitted to the Moss Herbarium, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.
Created: 04 February 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Botes, L., Sym, S.D. & Pitcher, G.C. (2003). Karenia cristata sp. nov. and Karenia bicuneiformis sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae): two new Karenia species from the South African coast. Phycologia 42: 563-571.
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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 17 July 2019.