Gambierdiscus caribaeus Vandersea, Litaker, M.A.Faust, Kibler, W.C.Holland & P.A.Tester 2009

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Gambierdiscus caribaeus Vandersea, Litaker, M.A.Faust, Kibler, W.C.Holland & P.A.Tester 2009: 364, figs 12-21

Published in: Litaker, R.W., Vandersea, M.W., Faust, M.A., Kibler, S.R., Chinain, M., Holmes, M.J., Holland, W.C., & Tester, P.A. (2009). Taxonomy of Gambierdiscus including four new species, Gambierdiscus caribaeus, Gambierdiscus carolinianus, Gambierdiscus carpenteri and Gambierdiscus ruetzleri (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae). Phycologia 48(5): 344-390.

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Publication date: 2009

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gambierdiscus is Gambierdiscus toxicus R.Adachi & Y.Fukuyo.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America (16º48'N and 88º05'W); (Litaker et al. 2009: 365) Type: Fig. 12: May 2004; from water sample collected at less than 1 m depth; Type Collection of Dinoflagellates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; SEM stub # 354 (Litaker et al. 2009: 364) Notes: Isotypes: Figs 13-17; SEM stub # 354.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), of the Caribbean.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 December 2009 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 April 2023

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