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Ostreopsis caribbeana M.A.Faust 1999

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 caribbeana M.A.Faust 1999: 96, figs 11-16 (as 'caribbeanus' )

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: Laurel Reef, Puerto Rico (Faust 1999: 96). Holotype: fig. 11 (SEM 174096): M.A. Faust; (Faust 1999: 96). Notes: Isotype: fig. 12 (SEM 177205). See also figs 13-15 (SEM 174094, 174069).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
in shallow tropical waters associated with sand and coral rubble and in macroalgal assemblages; attached to Dictyota sp. and in water column; associated dinoflagellates: O. lenticularis, O. labens, O. siamensis, O. ovata, O. mascarenensis, Dinophysis caudata, D. rotundata, Prorocentrum belizeanum, P. lima, P. hoffmannianum, Gambierdiscus toxicus, Pyrodinium bahamense, Sinophysis mirocephalus, Protoperidinium cerasus, P. concur (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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