Pfiesteria Steidinger & J.M.Burkholder, 1996

Holotype species: Pfiesteria piscicida Steidinger & J.M.Burkholder

Original publication and holotype designation: Steidinger, K.A., Burkholder, J.M., Glasgow, H.B., Jr, Hobbs, C.W., Garrett, J.K., Truby, E.W., Noga, E.J. & Smith, S.A. (1996). Pfiesteria piscicida gen. et sp. nov. (Pfiesteriaceae fam. nov.), a new toxic dinoflagellate with a complex life cycle and behavior. Journal of Phycology 32: 157-164, 14 figs, 1 table.

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Description: Epi- and hypocone of approximately the same size, i. e. the cingulum more or less equatorial. Cells covered with very thin plates arranged according to the formula po, cp, x, 4?, 1a, 5–6'', 6c, pc, 5s, 5''', 0p, 2''''. Phagotrophic, food uptake by means of a hollow peduncle (feeding tube).

Information contributed by: Moestrup & Calado (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-10-24 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: 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.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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