Gymnodinium frigidum Skvortsov, nom. illeg. 1968
Gymnodinium frigidum Skvortsov 1968: 87, pl. II : fig. 1, nom. illeg.
Published in: Skvortzov, B. (1968). New and little known Peridineae from northern Manchuria, China. Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum 21: 79-114.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gymnodinium chinense Thessen, D.J.Patterson & Sh.A.Murray
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Gymnodinium frigidum Balech in Balech & El-Sayed 1965, p. 112, pl. I, figs 6, 7 ["Gymnodinium frigidum Woloszynska" 1952 is a nom. inval.]. New name: Gymnodinium chinensis A.E.Thessen, D.J.Patterson & S.A.Murra, 2012. - (31 Aug 2020) - M.D. Guiry
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 472) note, "Cells described as nearly spherical with broadly rounded poles and very thin, hyaline cell cover ("membrana tenuissima"); slightly compressed dorsoventrally; chloroplasts green and discoid; eyespot not observed; flagella of equal length (?); cell length 26 µm, width 23 µm. Found in cold water swamp near Harbin, Manchuria. The cingulum was described as straight and indistinct though it is well-marked in the figure. The only information about the sulcus is that it is short. We consider the description to be inadequate for identification." - (31 Aug 2020) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
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
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: 04 May 2013 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2020 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 28 September 2020.