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Ostreopsis belizeana M.A.Faust 1999

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Pyrocystaceae
Subfamily Ostreopsidoideae
Genus Ostreopsis

 

Publication details
Ostreopsis belizeana M.A.Faust 1999: 94, 96, figs 6-10 (as 'belizeanus' )

Published in: Faust, M.A. (1999). Three new Ostreopsis species (Dinophyceae): O. marinus sp. nov., O. belizeanus sp. nov., and O. caribbeanus sp. nov.. Phycologia 38: 92-99, 17 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ostreopsis is Ostreopsis siamensis Johs. Schmidt.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Main Channel, Twin Cays, Belize (Faust 1999: 96). Holotype: fig. 6 (SEM211052): M.A. Faust; (Faust 1999: 96). Notes: Isotypes: fig. 7 (SEM 220059). See also figs 8, 9 (SEM 220070, 220078).

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

Habitat notes
in coloured sand from shallow, protected, inshore lagoon waters and as epiphyte on Dictyota; associated algae: O. lenticularis, O. labels, O. sameness, O. ovata, Gambierdiscus toxicus, G. belizeanus, Prorocentrum lima, P. belizeanum, Dinophysis caudata, D. rotundata, Gonyaulax spinifera, Proceratium reticulatum, Amphidinium klebsii, Bysmatrum subsalsum (Faust, 1999). - (7 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hoppenrath, M., Murray, S.A., Chomérat, N. & Horiguchi, T. (2014). Marine benthic dinoflagellates - unravelling their worldwide biodiversity. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe Vol. 54. pp. [1]-276. Frankfurt am Main & Stuttgar: V. Mosbrugger & E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

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