Gonyaulax acatenella Whedon & Kofoid 1936
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.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium acatenella (Whedon & Kofoid) Balech
Type locality: NW Pacific Ocean: San Diego, California, USA (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 10). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 10).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
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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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 August 2021.