Gonyaulax fraterculus Balech, nom. inval. 1964
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.
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 fraterculus (Balech) Balech
Type locality: Argentina: Mar del Plata (Balech 1964: 41).
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), little brother.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Invalid: lacking Latin description and designation of type - (17 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry
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.
Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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.