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Gonyaulax acatenella Whedon & Kofoid 1936

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

 

Publication details
Gonyaulax acatenella Whedon & Kofoid 1936: 31, 33, figs 8-13

Published in: Whedon, W.F. & Kofoid, C.A. (1936). Dinoflagellata of the San Francisco region. I. On the skeletal morphology of two new species, Gonyaulax catenella and G. acatenella. University of California Publications in Zoology 41(4): 25-34, 16 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Clapar├Ęde & Lachmann) Diesing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium acatenella (Whedon & Kofoid) Balech

Type information
Type locality: NW Pacific Ocean: San Diego, California, USA (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 10). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 10).

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

General environment
This is a marine 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
Fukuyo, Y., Yoshida, K. & Inoue, H. (1985). Protogonyaulax in Japanese coastal waters. In: Toxic dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellates, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, June 8-12, 1985. (Anderson, D.M., White, A.W. & Baden, D.G. Eds), pp. 27-32. New York, Amsterdam, Oxford: Elsevier.

Key references
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 May 2017 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.)

Prakash, A. & Taylor, F.J.R. (1966). A "red water" bloom of Gonyaulax acatenella in the Strait of Georgia and its relation to paralytic shellfish toxicity. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 23: 1265-1270.
Whedon, W.F. & Kofoid, C.A. (1936). Dinoflagellata of the San Francisco region. I. On the skeletal morphology of two new species, Gonyaulax catenella and G. acatenella. University of California Publications in Zoology 41(4): 25-34, 16 figs.

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