Karenia asterichroma Salas, Bolch & Hallegraeff
Karenia asterichroma Salas, Bolch & Hallegraeff 2004: 626, figs 2-11
Published in: Salas, M.F. de, Bolch, C.J.S. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2004). Karenia asterichroma sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae), a new dinoflagellate species associated with finfish aquaculture mortalities in Tasmania, Australia. Phycologia 43: 624-631, 15 figs, 2 tables.
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Cells have been observed in field samples from the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, off Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur and Parsons Bay
Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (19 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Dorsoventrally flattened cells, 30-40 µm long (x ± s = 34.7 ± 2.8 µm), 32-42 µm wide (35.2 ± 3.9 µm), 17-25 µm thick (21.6 ± 2.3 µm). Epicone acute to truncated, with concave sides but sometimes rounded. Hypocone often truncated and incised by the sulcus, but sometimes semicircular in outline. Cingulum deeply incised, with raised margins, displaced approximately one sixth of the cell length. Sulcus wide, extending deeply into the epicone as a truncated indentation. Apical groove straight, and extending approximately halfway down the dorsal epicone. Nucleus small and spherical, in the centre of the epicone. Chloroplasts 10-20, elongated, radiating in a star shape from a roudn body in the hypocone.
Type locality: Tasmania, Australia (Salas et al., 2004: 626). Holotype: (Salas et al., 2004: 626). Notes: Holotype: Fig. 11, a schematic representation of typical cell shapes from laboratory cultures and field samples. GenBank accession number: AY590123.
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: 16 November 2004 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 19 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Salas, M.F. de, Bolch, C.J.S. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2004). Karenia asterichroma sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae), a new dinoflagellate species associated with finfish aquaculture mortalities in Tasmania, Australia. Phycologia 43: 624-631, 15 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 23 February 2019.