Gymnodinium breve C.C.Davis 1948

Publication Details
Gymnodinium breve C.C.Davis 1948: 358, figs 1, 2 (as 'brevis')

Published in: Davis, C.C. (1948). Gymnodinium brevis sp. nov., a cause of discolored water and sinimal mortalites in the Gulf of Mexico. Botanical Gazette 109: 358-360.

Original description:  

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gymnodinium is Gymnodinium fuscum (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Karenia brevis (C.C.Davis) Gert Hansen & Moestrup.

Type Information
Type locality: Gulf of Mexico: near Naples, Florida, USA; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 38) Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 38)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), short, of small extent (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 19 May 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 May 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 December 2022

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