Gambierdiscus balechii S.Fraga, F.Rodríguez & I.Bravo
Gambierdiscus balechii S.Fraga, F.Rodríguez & I.Bravo in S.Fraga et al. 2016: 96, fig. 2 [holotype]
Published in: Fraga, S., Rodríguez, F., Riobó, P. & Bravo, I. (2016). Gambierdiscus balechii sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a new benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Celebes Sea (SW Pacific Ocean). Harmful Algae 58: 93-105.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for "the late Prof. Enrique Balech for his outstanding contributions to the taxonomy of armored dinoflagellates."
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The type is given as fig. 2, from a preserved specimen apparently not deposited. - (20 May 2019) - M.D. Guiry
Toxic species but not yet reported to bloom. - (23 Sep 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Manado, Indonesia (1°29' N, 124°50' E) (Fraga et al. 2016: 96). Notes: "Holotype: Fig. 2 obtained from strain VGO917, barcoded in GenBank (GenBank ID: KX268470), and (GenBank ID: KX384638) and with preserved DNA at Centro Oceanogra´fico de Vigo (IEO). Strain VGO917 was obtained from a single cell isolated from a sample collected on February 17, 2007 as an epiphyte on the macroalgae Ectocarpus sp. on a tidal pond in Manado, Indonesia (Fig. 1). It is maintained at the Culture Collection of Harmful Microalgae of Centro Oceanogra´fico de Vigo (CCVIEO) and has been deposited at Banco Espan˜ol de Algas (BEA) Spain, under the strain name BEA 1530B."
No distributions recorded
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Created: 23 September 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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Fraga, S., Rodríguez, F., Riobó, P. & Bravo, I. (2016). Gambierdiscus balechii sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a new benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Celebes Sea (SW Pacific Ocean). Harmful Algae 58: 93-105.
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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 17 February 2020.