Prorocentrum arenarium M.A.Faust 1994

Publication Details
Prorocentrum arenarium M.A.Faust 1994: 759-761, figs 14-21

Published in: Faust, M.A. (1994). Three new benthic species of Prorocentrum (Dinophyceae) from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize: P. sabulosum sp. nov., P. sculptile sp. nov., and P. arenarium sp. nov.. Journal of Phycology 30: 755-763, 21 figs.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum is Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Type Information
Type locality: Caribbean Sea: Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America (associated with colored sand and coral rubble; Faust, 1994); (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 55) Holotype: SEM; 133024 (Faust 1994: 760) Notes: Isotype: SEM 139045 (Faust, 1994).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), in sandy places.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 13 April 2011

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 April 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 09 December 2023

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