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Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch 1817

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

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Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch
cell wall. 05 Feb 2011. John Dolan (dolan@obs-vlfr.fr). © John Dolan (dolan@obs-vlfr.fr).

Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch
Cosmopolitan species. Ventral view. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch
A cosmopolitan species. Dorsal view.. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

 

Publication details
Ceratium tripos (O.F.Müller) Nitzsch 1817: 4 (as 'tripus' )

Published in: Nitzsch, C.L. (1817). Beitrag zur Infusorienkunde oder Naturbeschreibung der Zerkarien und Bazillarien. Neue Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle 3(1): 1-128, 6 pls.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceratium is Ceratium tetraceras Schrank.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tripos muelleri Bory

Basionym
Cercaria tripos O.F.Müller

Type information
Type locality: ""2489. C. Tripos subtriangularis, brachiis deflexis. Tre-Fod-Haleren. ln aqua marina." (Müller 1776: 206).

Origin of species name
Noun (Greek), A three-legged structure; a tripod.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Index Nominum Algarum cites Ceratium tripos ('tripus') (O.F. Müller) Nitzsch in Ersch & Gruber 1827: 63. - (18 Oct 2011) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Dodge (1982: 223) this species is of the sub-genus Orthoceratium.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Gómez, F. (2013). Reinstatement of the dinoflagellate genus Tripos to replace Neoceratium, marine species of Ceratium (Dinophyceae, Alveolata). CICIMAR Oceanides 28(1): 1-22.

Key references
Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Gómez, F., Moreira, D. & López-Garcia, P. (2010). Neoceratium gen. nov., a new genus for all marine species currently assigned to Ceratium (Dinophyceae). Protist 161: 35-54.

Kim, K.Y., Garbary D.J. & McLachlan, J.L. (2004). Phytoplankton dynamics in Pomquet Harbour, Nova Scotia: a lagoon in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Phycologia 43: 311-328.

Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T., Ng, B.K., Cheah, M.Y., Ahmad, A. & Usup, G. (2005). Phylogenetic analysis of Alexandrium species and Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) based on theca morphology and nuclear ribosomal gene sequence. Phycologia 44: 550-565.

Lin Yongshi [Lin, Y.S.] (2009). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus VI Pyrrophyta No. I Dinophyceae Ceratiaceae. pp. [i]-xx, 1-93, pls I-XVIII. Beijing: Science Press.

McDermott, G. & Raine, R. (2006). The dinoflagellate genus Ceratium in Irish shelf seas. pp. [viii] + 1-86, 31 figs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

McMinn, A. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Dinoflagellates. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 202-250. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Okolodkov, Y.B. (2010). Ceratium Schrank (Dinophyceae) of the National Park Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Gulf of Mexico, with a key for identification. Acta Botanica Mexicana 93: 41-101.

Okolodkov, Y.B. (2010). Ceratium Schrank (Dinophyceae) of the National Park Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Gulf of Mexico, with a key for identification. Acta Botanica Mexicana 93: 41-101.

Schiller, J. (1937). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. X. Band, 3. Abt. 2. Teil. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds), pp. 321-590, i-vii. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

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Verified by: 03 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Gómez, F. (2013). Reinstatement of the dinoflagellate genus Tripos to replace Neoceratium, marine species of Ceratium (Dinophyceae, Alveolata). CICIMAR Oceanides 28(1): 1-22.
Hasle, G.R. & Nordli, E. (1951). Form variation in Ceratium fusus and tripos populations in cultures and from the sea. Det Norske Vid.-Akad. Oslo. I. Mat.-Naturv. Klasse 1951(4): 1-25.
Pybus, C. (1984). Unusual concentrations of the dinoflagellate Ceratium tripos in Galway Bay. Irish Naturalists' Journal 21: 317-319.

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