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Gymnodinium glaucum Conrad

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

 

Publication details
Gymnodinium glaucum Conrad 1926: 80, pl. I: figs 13-15

Published in: Conrad, W. (1926). Recherches sur les flagellates de nos eaux saumâtres. 1e partie: dinoflagellates. Archiv für Protistenkunde 55: 63-100, 2 pls.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gymnodinium is Gymnodinium fuscum (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Amphidinium conradii J.Schiller

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered with a greyish bloom; blue-grey.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 147) note, "Gymnodinium glaucum W. Conrad (1926, p. 80, pl. 1, figs 13%u201315), from brackish water in Belgium, is slightly larger, measuring 32-40 µm in length, and in width 15-20 µm (epicone) and 20-26 µm (hypocone). It formed resting stages in which the cells were surrounded by large amounts of mucilage. It is closely related or identical to N. amphidinioides." - (17 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a brackish species.

Type information
Type locality: brackish water, near Nieuport, Belgium (Silva 1996-to date).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Schiller, J. (1932). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. 10. Bd 3. Abt. 1 Teil. (Kolkwitz, R. Eds), pp. 257-432. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

Key references
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: 15 April 2013 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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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 26 February 2020.

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