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Alexandrium cohorticula (Balech) Balech, nom. inval. 1985

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

 

Publication details
Alexandrium cohorticula (Balech) Balech in D.M.Anderson, A.W.White, & D.G.Baden 1985: 34, 37, nom. inval.

Published in: Anderson, D.M., White, A.W. & Baden, D.G. (1985). Toxic dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellates, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, June 8-12, 1985. pp. [i]-xv, [1]-561. New York, Amsterdam, Oxford: Elsevier.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Alexandrium is Alexandrium minutum Halim.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Gonyaulax cohorticula Balech

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), small cohort.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gonyaulax cohorticula Balech 1967
Gessnerium cohorticula (Balech) Loeblich & Loeblich III 1979
Protogonyaulax cohorticula (Balech) F.J.R.Taylor 1979

Nomenclatural notes
The epithet cohorticula is an indeclinable feminine noun. - (17 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Usage notes
Harmful species

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

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.

Menezes, M., Varela, D., de Oliveira Proenca, L.A., da Silva Tamanaha, M. & Paredes, J. (2010). Identification of the toxic alga Alexandrium tamiyavanichi (Dinophyceae) from northeastern Brazil: a combined morphological and rDNA sequence (partial LSU and ITS) approach. Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1239-1251.

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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