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Gonyaulax fraterculus Balech, nom. inval. 1964

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 fraterculus Balech 1964: 31, pl. IV: figs. 47-58, nom. inval. (as 'fratercula' )

Published in: Balech, E. (1964). El plancton del Mar del Plata durante el periodo 1961-62 (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Bol. Inst. biol. mar., Mar del Plata 4: 1-49.
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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 fraterculus (Balech) Balech

Type information
Type locality: Argentina: Mar del Plata (Balech 1964: 41).

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), little brother.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: lacking Latin description and designation of type - (17 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

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
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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