Gymnodinium litoralis A.Reñé
Gymnodinium litoralis A.Reñé in Reñé et al. 2011: 14, fig. 2 a-d
Published in: Reñé, A., Satta, C.T., Garcés, E., Massana, R., Zapata, M., Anglès, S. & Camp, J. (2011). Gymnodinium litoralis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a newly identified bloom-forming dinoflagellate from the NW Mediterranean Sea. Harmful Algae 12: 11-25.
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Cells naked, ovoid, and slightly dorsoventrally compressed. Length: 19-42 µm; width: 14-37 µm. Cells single, often in pairs. Cingulum well-defined, descending, displaced 1/3-1/4 of the cell length, overhanging about 1/3-1/4 of the cell width. Sulcus deep, extending slightly and narrowly through the epicone. The acrobase is horseshoe-shaped, running anticlockwise on the right side of the cell. Sulcus broadens on the hypocone, penetrating until the antapex. Nucleus spherical, in the epicone, sometimes slightly displaced to the left side of the cell, running towards the center of the cell. For cells in pairs, nucleus is located central in anterior cells. Chloroplasts golden-brown, elongated, located peripherally. Resting cysts are round to oval, smooth with pale granular content and one or two orange accumulation bodies.
Type locality: La Muga River mouth (Catalonia) Spain. (Reñé et al. 2011: 15). Iconotype: (Reñé et al. 2011: Fig. 11A). Notes: Fig. 11A is from culture ICMB226, isolated from the beach at the mouth of the La Muga River (Catalonia) and deposited in a culture collection (CCMP3294). LSU rDNA sequence deposited in GenBank under accession number: JN400082.
Thessen, A.E., Patterson, D.J. & Murray, S.A. (2012). The taxonomic significance of species that have only been observed once: The genus Gymnodinium (Dinoflagellata) as an example. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44015.
Created: 22 June 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Reñé, A., Satta, C.T., Garcés, E., Massana, R., Zapata, M., Anglès, S. & Camp, J. (2011). Gymnodinium litoralis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a newly identified bloom-forming dinoflagellate from the NW Mediterranean Sea. Harmful Algae 12: 11-25.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 February 2020.