Gonyaulax catenella Whedon & Kofoid 1936
Gonyaulax catenella Whedon & Kofoid 1936: 25, figs 1-7, 14
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 catenella (Whedon & Kofoid) Balech
Type locality: NW Pacific Ocean: San Diego, California, USA (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 11). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 11).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gonyaulax catenella Whedon & Kofoid)
Europe: Britain (Parke & Dixon 1976).
North America: Mexico (Pacific) (Okolodkov & Gárate Lizárraga 2006).
Source of current name
Balech, E. (1995). The genus Alexandrium Halim (Dinoflagellata). pp. 1-151. Sherkin Island: Sherkin Island Marine Station.
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.
Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2017). Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Algae: 15. Taxon 66(1): 191-192.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Burke, J.M., Marchisotto, J., McLaughlin, J.J.A. & Provasoli, L. (1960). Analysis of the toxin produced by Gonyaulax catenella in axenic culture. An. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 90: 837-842.
Postek, M.T. & Cox, E.R. (1976). Thecal ultrastructure of the toxic marine dinoflagellate Gonyaulax catenella. Journal of Phycology 12: 88-93, 11 figs.
Taylor, F.J.R. (1968). Parasitism of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Gonyaulax catenella by the endoparasitic dinoflagellate Amaebophrya ceratii. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 25: 2241-2245.
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 18 September 2021.