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Karlodinium conicum Salas 2008

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gymnodiniales
Family Kareniaceae
Genus Karlodinium


Publication details
Karlodinium conicum Salas in Salas & al. 2008: 248, 249, figs 6, 11 G

Published in: Salas, M.F. de, Laza-Martinez, A. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2008). Novel unarmored dinoflagellates from the toxigenic family Kareniaceae (Gymnodiniales): five new species of Karlodinium and one new Takayama from the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 241-257.
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Publication date: 2008

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Karlodinium is Karlodinium micrum (B.Leadbeater & J.D.Dodge) J.Larsen.

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

Type information
Type locality: Southern Ocean (44º40'S, 147º06'E), directly south of Tasmania, Australia (Salas et al. 2008: 249). Holotype: Fig. 6 (epitype) March 2006; Water temperature of 17ºC. (Salas et al. 2008: 248, 242). Notes: Holotype: Fig. 6, an illustration of cells from the clonal culture KDCSO15, deposited in the Univ. of Tasmania's Collection of Microalgae; also comprises the 28S rDNA sequence stored under GenBank accession number EF469231.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cone-shaped.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Usage notes
Produces a karlotoxin-like molecule but this is poorly hemolytic (Mooney et al. 2009: 173). Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (22 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Cells pentagonal in outline, 19-29 microns long and 15-25 microns wide. Epicone conical and acute, with a large ventral pore approximately halfway between the anterior sulcal termination and the beginning of the apical groove. Apical groove relatively short, covering 1/3 of the ventral epicone and 1/4 of the dorsal side. Hypocone rectangular, obviously truncated by the sulcus. Cingulum displaced approximately1/4 of the cell length. Sulcus sinusoidal, with a tube-shaped structure, and extending into the epicone as a finger-like projection. Chloroplasts long and ribbon-like, arranged into bands on the cell periphery. Nucleus small and round, located at the antapex of the cell.

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Key references
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: 02 May 2008 by G.M. Guiry

Verified by: 23 September 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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